July 7, 1985: Orioles (39-40) at Royals (47-34)

With the crowd on their collective feet, screaming at the top of their lungs, Kansas City Royals rallied to top Baltimore Orioles by the score of 5 to 4. 

Kansas City came up with the deciding runs in the 9th inning scoring 3 runs utilizing 2 base hits. After an out was recorded, Steve Balboni started the rally when he stroked a base-hit. Darryl Motley followed next and he drew a walk. John Wathan then launched a three-run homer resulting in a mighty exciting win for Kansas City and the 47,590 home town fans in attendance. Despite losing, Baltimore out-hit Kansas City 9 to 5. 

Joe Beckwith(6-1) got credit for the victory, pitching 2 innings and allowing no runs. Tippy Martinez(2-4) took the loss in relief. 

Beckwith and Wathan were really whooping it up in the clubhouse after the great come from behind victory. As Dick Howser noted, 'A win like this one can do wonders for a team's attitude.' Everyone shares in the joy - the fans, the players - even you guys - it's better than winning by a dozen runs!'