The deciding run was scored by Houston in the bottom of the 9th. Alan Ashby delivered a single. Bill Doran was next and he stroked a one-base hit. Craig Reynolds got his chance to keep things going, but he went down on strikes. Kevin Bass was up next and he drew a walk to load the bases. Glenn Davis stepped into the box and drew a walk giving Houston the win and sending the home town fans into a frenzy. Houston banged out 10 hits on the night.
The victory was credited to Bill Dawley(2-0) who went 1 and 2/3 innings, allowing no runs. Scott Garrelts(3-2) took the loss in relief. He surrendered 1 run and 2 hits in 1 and 1/3 innings.
With the win Houston now has a record of 22-30. With the loss San Francisco now has a record of 19-32, worst in the division.