The Dodgers spotted the Detroit Tigers a 5-1 lead Friday, then rallied for their seventh straight win, beating the World Series champions, 8-7.
Ken Landreaux, who went into the game batting .161 (5 for 31) with one RBI, drove in four runs, three with a bases-loaded double in the fourth.
Jerry Reuss, who had won his first three decisions, struck out the side in the first--Lou Whitaker, Alan Trammell and Kirk Gibson--then was victimized by five unearned runs in the third, his own error contributing to the Tiger rally.
Tom Brennan, making his fifth appearance, was finally scored upon but was credited with the win after giving up a run on two hits in two innings. Tom Niedenfuer had a shaky two innings, walking three and giving up three hits plus a run in the ninth, but got the save.
Al Oliver extended his hitting streak to 10 games with two hits and had two RBIs. Candy Maldonado got a start in left field, had two hits and threw out a runner trying to advance from first to third.
Pedro Guerrero did not make the trip, instead playing in an intrasquad game at Dodgertown. . . . Steve Howe threw batting practice here and now is scheduled to appear in a game next week. . . . Rick Honeycutt is scheduled to pitch two innings today in a B game against Atlanta at Dodgertown. . . . Craig Shipley, a shortstop from Australia who went on to become an All-Southeastern Conference shortstop at Alabama before signing with the Dodgers, replaced Dave Anderson at short late in Friday’s game. Shipley is one of two Australians in the Dodger system. The other is pitcher Adrian Meagher.