Cincinnati came up with all the runs they needed in the 1st inning with 3 runs on 3 base hits. Eddie Milner led off the inning for Cincinnati when he drew a walk. Pete Rose was the next batter, but he struck out. Nick Esasky then cracked a two-run shot. Dave Parker came up and he tripled. Buddy Bell came up to bat and laced a one-base hit. That was all the runs Browning(5-5) needed. After the 1st inning, neither team was able to score.
Orel Hershiser(7-5) was the losing pitcher. He pitched 7 innings giving up 8 hits and 1 walk.