The deciding run was scored by New York in the bottom of the 9th. Rickey Henderson laced a one-base hit. Henderson took off for second and slid in with a stolen base. Ken Griffey then doubled making New York the victors to the delight of the home town faithful. New York had a total of 9 hits for the game.
The winning pitcher was Niekro(6-5) who allowed 3 runs for the game. Tippy Martinez(2-2) was given the loss in relief. Everyone seemed to enjoy the performance of Niekro - except Baltimore. Earl Weaver lamented, "He just was on tonight. He was keeping our guys off balance all game. A fine game by a good strikeout pitcher - makes it a fun game for the hometown fans - unfortunately we were the visitors!"