Boston won the game with a rally in the top of the 9th inning scoring 2 runs utilizing 2 base hits. After an out was recorded, Boggs got things going when he doubled. Jim Rice came next and he drew a walk. Bill Buckner then banged out a single driving in a run. Tony Armas followed next and he hit a deep fly scoring the final run of the inning. Boston lit up the scoreboard in the 4th inning when they had 6 runs on 3 hits. Tim Lollar(6-2) got relief help from Bob Stanley who was excellent in relief and gained credit for his 22nd save.
Roy Thomas(2-1) suffered the loss in relief. John McNamara was all smiles after the game, 'To pull a game out in your last at bats, is a beautiful feeling - and did you see how quiet it got out there? You could have heard a pin drop when we took the lead. But, hey, that's what makes baseball so great - as the great sage Yogi Berra says, 'it's not over 'til its over.'