Milwaukee came through with the game-winning runs in the top of the 9th inning with 2 runs on 3 base hits. Jim Gantner led off and started the rally when he lined a one-base hit. Cecil Cooper stepped into the batter's box and he doubled. Simmons then laced a base-hit driving home two runs. New York went down without a fight in the bottom of the 9th.
The victory was credited to Pete Ladd(1-1) who went 1 inning, allowing no runs. Rollie Fingers earned his 13th save. Dave Righetti(0-3) was given the loss in relief.
"The only way this one could have been better, said Ladd, "was if we had played it at home."