Hrbek made sure the Minnesota fans enjoyed themselves. He laced a base-hit which scored a run in the 1st inning and lofted a three-run homer in the 5th inning. Texas was out-hit by Minnesota, 18 hits to 5.
Smithson(5-6) allowed 1 run in 8 innings, and picked up the victory. The losing pitcher was Mike Mason(6-6). He was knocked around, surrendering 6 runs in 4 and 1/3 innings.