On July 27, 1985 — 1985 – For the second time in a week, the Mets win, 16 – 4, this time pounding the Astros in the opener of a doubleheader sweep. They break a 4 – 4 tie in the 7th with a fielder’s choice by Keith Hernandez, a two-run double by Gary Carter and a three-run home run by Ray Knight. All 16 runs are unearned as relievers Frank DiPino and Mike Madden each give up 6, and starter Bob Knepper allows four runs. Jesse Orosco is the winner in the first game and earns a save for Bill Latham’s first major league win in the second, a 7 – 3 victory.


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