In the top of the 2nd inning New York scored 4 runs. The key at-bat was by Wilson who disappointed the partisan crowd when he laced a one-base hit bringing home two baserunners. New York had 10 hits for the night while Houston had 7.
The win was credited to Dwight Gooden(14-1) who went 8 innings allowing 4 runs. Roger McDowell earned his 8th save. Joe Niekro(4-12) suffered the loss. He got hit hard, allowing 8 hits and 5 walks in 5 innings.
New York continued their winnings ways improving their record to a division leading 57-27. They are 8-2 in their last ten games. With the loss, Houston has a record of 3-7 lately, 40-45 overall.