Oakland was unable to recover after Kansas City went ahead in the 2nd inning when they came up with 2 runs on 3 hits. The crucial at-bat was provided by Steve Balboni who silenced OAKLAND COLISEUM as he bombed a two-run dinger. Kansas City ended up with 18 hits for the game while Oakland had 6.
Mark Gubicza(6-4) went 5 innings allowing 5 runs for the victory. Don Sutton(0-10) was charged with the loss. He was unable to control the Kansas City offense and allowed 13 hits and 3 walks in 4 and 2/3 innings.