Los Angeles promptly took the lead in their half of the first plating one baserunner. That early scoring held up. Los Angeles had 11 hits for the night.
For Hershiser(16-8) it was his 5th shutout this year. Ed Lynch(17-5) took the loss. He was touched for 10 hits and 3 walks in 6 and 2/3 innings.
'Hershiser pitched a gem of a game', Davey Johnson recounted. 'He kept our batters off balance the entire game.'