The game was won by Boston when they scored a run in the 9th inning. Bill Buckner drew a walk. Tony Armas was next and he doubled. Mike Easler then ripped a base-hit making Boston the victor and beginning a joyous home town celebration. Both teams finished the game with 8 hits.
Boyd(9-5) lasted until the end allowing 1 run for the win. The loss was charged to Rafael Lugo(7-5). He allowed 2 runs and 8 hits in 8 innings.