Montreal found themselves trailing quickly as the Pittsburgh bats came through in the first inning plating one baserunner utilizing 2 base hits. After an out was recorded, R.J. Reynolds laced a one-base hit. Chuck Tanner then called for a steal which was successful. Johnny Ray then smacked a single scoring the run. Don Robinson(3-2) got relief help from Cecilio Guante who was excellent in relief and gained credit for his 11th save.
Bill Gullickson(6-8) took the loss. He surrendered 5 runs and 9 hits in 6 innings.