Both teams were tied at 3 runs apiece after nine innings. Finally, San Diego pulled the game out in the 10th inning. Jerry Royster drew a walk. Bruce Bochy stepped up to the plate and he delivered a single. One out later, Garry Templeton then hit a sacrifice fly. Graig Nettles followed next and he doubled. Cincinnati out-hit San Diego 13 to 9, but San Diego ended up with more runs.
Goose Gossage(4-1) allowed no runs in 1 inning, and picked up the victory. Craig Lefferts recorded the save, his 2nd. Tom Hume(2-1) was hit with the loss in relief.
With the win San Diego now has a record of 32-21. With this loss, Cincinnati has a 3-7 record of late, 25-27 overall.