Chicago erupted with the game winning runs in the 9th inning plating 2 runs utilizing 2 base hits. After two were out Harold Baines jump-started the rally as he doubled. Fisk stepped up next and he smashed a two-run homer. Chicago had 8 hits for the night.
Gene Nelson(7-8) got credit for the victory, pitching 2/3 of an inning and allowing 1 run. Nelson got help from Bob James who was credited with his 15th save. Jay Howell(0-3) was given the loss in relief.
Tony LaRussa was very happy after the game, "It's great to come back and win it in your last at bats! Our guys just wouldn't give up. And did you see the fans - one minute they're laughing and screaming down all sorts of unprintable stuff at our guys - the next minute - SILENCE! Yes sir, a very enjoyable win tonight!"