Baltimore came through with the game-winning runs in the 9th inning plating 2 runs. Eddie Murray led off and started the attack as he drew a walk. Fred Lynn followed and he lashed a single. Larry Sheets then drew a walk to load the bases. Jim Dwyer stepped in and he drew a walk. Floyd Rayford was the next batter, but he struck out. Fritz Connally added to the uprising and reached on an error. Baltimore had just 5 hits for the night.
The winning pitcher was Nate Snell(1-5) who allowed no runs in 1 inning. Danny Darwin(5-6) was the losing pitcher. 'What a game!,' Snell said afterward. 'When we won it I almost couldn't believe it!'