Kirby Puckett 0.31
Dwayne Murphy (OAK) 0.21
Greg Gagne 0.19
Tom Tellman (OAK) -0.29
Dave Kingman (OAK) -0.13
Bill Krueger (OAK) -0.13
With the score tied at four and one out in the ninth, Kirby Puckett singled home Tim Teufel to walk the Twins off the field with the win.
This game was the fifth in a string of ten consecutive wins for the Twins, just two short of the club’s biggest winning streak to that point. Over the course of the ten games, the Twins outscored the Mariners, A’s, and defending World Series champion Tigers 74-30.
Unfortunately for the 1985 Twins, the streak came immediately after a nine game losing streak, effectively making it a wash.
An interesting note: two of the four Oakland pitchers in this game, Keith Atherton and Bill Krueger, were future Twins. Atherton came on board in a trade just over a year later, and of course stuck around for a World Series ring. Krueger made a few other stops before joining the Twins in 1992.