In the top of the 5th inning Detroit scored 4 runs with the help of 4 hits. The critical plate appearance was by Larry Herndon who quieted the crowd when he stroked a base-hit which was good for two runs. Texas was out-hit by Detroit, 16 hits to 6.
Jack Morris(10-5) got the win allowing 5 runs in 7 and 1/3 innings. Jeff Russell(1-2) took the loss. He was knocked around by Detroit, allowing 8 hits and 2 walks in 4 innings.