The game was deadlocked at 7 after nine full innings. Boston was victorious in the 11th inning. Bill Buckner led off the inning for Boston when he laced a base-hit. Two outs later Rich Gedman came up and he doubled scoring a run. Marty Barrett then ripped a single scoring the final run of the inning. Boston rapped out 17 hits for the night.
The win went to Bob Stanley(3-1) who allowed 2 runs in 1 inning. Stanley got relief help from Steve Crawford who gained credit for his 3rd save. Frank Wills(1-7) absorbed the loss in relief. He pitched 1 and 1/3 innings giving up 3 hits and no walks.
The Boston ballclub's record now stands at a division leading 54-33. With this loss, Seattle has a 4-6 record of late, 44-43 overall.