The Braves hung on to first place in the National league of Ancaster Vet Slo-Ptich by edging the Pirates 13-12.
Steve Oulahen and Mark Cheshire had inside the park home runs while Brian Carey was four for four.
Sergio Fappiano and Dan Gies led a solid defence behind the outstanding pitching of Geoff Burman.
Mark Carleton, Rob North, Len Brandino, Jim Gaudry, Wayne Watson and John Ribbecon swung hot bats for the Bucs. Ken Boyko and Ken Hockley turned a snappy double play while Scott Murray was busy in the outfield.
The American league-leading Indians scored six runs in the fifth to down the Orioles 11-9. Rick Pearson and Don Pente led the Tribe attack, and Keith Beaver and Rich Higgins were sharp defensively. Frank Troisi turned a nifty double play.
Frank Accomando led the Orioles at the plate and pitched effectively. Clarence Baker and Ken Dunhill both contributed three hits. Outfielder Rob Scollard made an outstanding catch.
The A’s clung on to second place by edging the Tigers 10-8.
It was another come-from-behind win in the seventh as Mike Foley led the A’s with four hits while Ray Beitz, Ron Jeffery and Carl Fiamelli had three each. Brian McKeown scored three runs. Danny Nelson started a double play.
Some great catches in the outfield by the Tigers’ Andy Price kept the game close. Dave McInnis went three for three.
The Marlins knocked off the Cardinals 17-13 with Brad Lockwood, Ken Lukas and Brian Hill swinging hot bats. Winning pitcher Don French was impressive and Darryl Ferguson sparkled at third.
Randy Crispo led the Cardinals with three hits while Mike Taylor doubled twice. Steve Warrick hit well.
The Jays edged the Sox 10-9. Dave Dykeman went three for three.
Joel Smith doubled and tripled, while Bob Ward tripled in the eventual winning run. John Carnahan made a great overhead catch in centre field.
Reg Sinasac was perfect in four trips for the Sox while Bill Snyder had 4 RBIs. Darren Stockley chipped in two solid hits. Bob Lindley and Chuck Gibson were sharp defensively while losing pitcher Tim Richardson deserved a better fate.
The Giants tied the Dodgers for second place by defeating them 20-14.
Manager Rick Gunter led the Giants with five hits. Bob Harris also hit well and Mark Gerritsen had quick feet with his new shoes. Dave Weir had a good day on the mound.
Jim Jenks and John Sullivan led the Dodger offence while shortstop Chris Chevalier turned in several defensive gems.