The game was deadlocked at 1 after nine full innings. San Diego won the hard fought contest in the 13th inning. Tim Flannery drew a walk. Tony Gwynn followed and he hit a single. Steve Garvey then doubled giving San Diego the victory and sending the 32,267 home-town fans home happy. San Diego had 10 hits for the afternoon while Los Angeles had 5.
The win was credited to Mark Thurmond(5-2) who went 1 inning allowing no runs. Carlos Diaz(0-2) was the losing pitcher in relief. He was unable to retire a batter giving up 2 hits and 1 walk.