Chicago came up with the deciding runs in the 8th inning plating 2 runs on 3 hits. After an out was recorded, Davey Lopes was the sparkplug when he lined a base-hit. One out later, Ron Cey came to bat and ripped a base-knock. Cey took second on the throw. Leon Durham then doubled. Chicago managed 8 hits in their victory.
Lee Smith earned the save, his 14th. The losing pitcher was Rhoden. He surrendered 3 runs and 8 hits in 7 and 2/3 innings.
The Chicago ballclub's record now stands at 31-19. With the loss, the Pittsburgh ballclub's record is 20-30.