Buckner had a great evening at the plate. He smashed a solo-shot out of the park in the 1st inning, tripled scoring two baserunners in the 2nd inning, laced a one-base hit which brought home a run in the 4th inning and doubled plating a run in the 7th inning. Boston had a total of 17 hits for the game.
Nipper(5-6) allowed 1 run on the game. Ron Romanick(5-11) was hit with the loss. He was hit hard and gave up 8 hits and 3 walks in 3 and 1/3 innings.
The Boston ballclub's record now stands at a division leading 48-32. With this loss, California has a 5-5 record of late, 36-43 overall.