New York took the lead for keeps in the 4th inning scoring 2 runners on 2 hits. The key offensive moment was provided by George Foster who deflated the mood of the partisan fans when he popped a two-run clout over the fence. New York had 13 hits overall, while Chicago had 7.
The win went to Ron Darling(7-7) who allowed 2 runs in 8 innings. Rick Sutcliffe(8-5) was hit with the loss. He was not very effective, surrendering 7 runs in 6 innings.