Gibson’s Homer Wins It : Two-Out Drive Beats Chicago, 6-5 in 14 Innings

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Kirk Gibson homered with two out in the 14th inning Tuesday, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Gibson’s sixth homer of the season came off Les Lancaster, 1-3, who pitched five innings of relief and made a winner of Brian Holton (1-0). Orel Hershiser, 6-0 as a starter this season, pitched the 14th to get his first save of the season and fifth of his career.

The Cubs had tied the score 5-5 in the ninth with a run off reliever Jesse Orosco. Vance Law singled with one out and scored on Shawon Dunston’s double off the left-field wall.


Los Angeles starter Tim Belcher gave up six hits and four runs in 5 innings. Cubs starter Rick Sutcliffe yielded six hits and five runs in five innings.

Both teams scored a run in the first. Steve Sax led off by hitting Sutcliffe’s second pitch into the right-field seats. The Cubs answered when Dave Martinez singled and went to third on a double by Andre Dawson before Rafael Palmeiro lifted a sacrifice fly.

Mike Marshall, playing before a group from the Chicago suburban high school he attended, singled with the bases loaded to drive in two runs in the third inning and give the Dodgers a 3-1 lead.

The Dodgers added two runs in the fifth, with the help of Mike Davis’ bold baserunning. Davis singled leading off, took second on a single by Gibson and broke for third while Sutcliffe held the ball.

Sutcliffe threw to third, but the ball went into the dirt for an error, allowing Davis to score. Gibson went to second on the error, stole third and scored on Danny Heep’s single.

Belcher took a three-hitter into the sixth inning after retiring 12 straight batters.