The difference in the game was the offensive outburst by Cincinnati in the top of the 9th inning as they pummeled Atlanta for 7 runs on 5 hits. The key offensive moment was provided by Perez who quieted the home crowd when he lashed a single plating two runs. Overall Cincinnati out-hit Atlanta 14 to 8.
The win went to Joe Price(1-1) who allowed no runs in 2/3 of an inning. Bruce Sutter(1-3) was the losing pitcher in relief. He allowed 7 runs and 5 hits in 1 inning.
Pete Rose was ecstatic following the game, 'You love stealing one on the road like this. We just kept plugging away until we pulled it out!'