The game was won by Detroit with a run in the bottom of the 8th inning. After two outs Grubb smacked a single. Barbaro Garbey came next and he banged out a single. Larry Herndon then slapped a single scoring the run. Herndon took second on the throw. Minnesota threatened in the 9th but Detroit was able to put down the rally.
Jack Morris(11-5) went 8 innings allowing 4 runs for the win. Willie Hernandez gained credit for his 19th save. Pete Filson(2-4) was tagged with the loss in relief.