August 18, 1985: A's (48-70) at Angels (53-64)

Left fielder Dave Collins had 2 base hits as the Oakland Athletics bested the California Angels 6 to 5 at ANAHEIM STADIUM. 

Jose Rijo(13-5) pitched a solid game. He went 7 and 2/3 innings allowing 6 hits and 6 walks. California made it exciting in the 9th, but they were unable to push the needed runs across. Jay Howell earned his 21st save. 

Jim Slaton(8-13) took the loss. He allowed a few too many baserunners giving up 11 hits and 2 walks in 7 innings. 

'We didn't get the key hits when we needed them' Gene Mauch said. 'We did what we could, we just didn't pull out the win. What can you say?'