Pittsburgh scored 4 runs in the decisive 6th inning with the help of 4 hits. The highlight belonged to Tony Pena who quieted the home crowd when he launched a three-run homer. Rick Reuschel(7-2) got relief help from Cecilio Guante who was excellent in relief and gained credit for his 6th save.
Dennis Eckersley(7-3) was hit with the loss. He was a hard-luck loser as he did not allow an earned run in his 5 and 2/3 innings of work.