Cleveland found themselves trailing quickly as the Texas bats came through in the first inning when they came up with 5 runs on 4 hits. Texas had 15 hits for the night while Cleveland had 12.
The winning pitcher was Burt Hooton(4-6) who allowed 4 runs in 5 innings. Hooton got help from Dickie Noles who was credited with his 2nd save. Don Schulze(4-12) was hit with the loss. He gave up 7 runs in 5 innings of work.
With the win Texas now has a record of 42-41. Still in a bad slump, with this loss, Cleveland is 2-8 lately and 32-53, worst in the division on the year.