Baltimore jumped out to the early lead in the first inning when they tallied 4 runs on 6 hits. Boston made it exciting in the 9th, but they were unable to push the needed runs across.
The victory was credited to Dennis Martinez(6-4) who went 7 innings, allowing 4 runs. Bruce Hurst(6-6) ended up with the loss. He got hit pretty hard, allowing 11 hits and 2 walks in 2 innings.
'Anytime you lose it hurts,' said John McNamara 'but it's losing the close ones that really hurt.'