Minnesota never recovered after Baltimore took the lead in the top of the 5th inning scoring a single run. Rick Dempsey ripped a solo home run. Baltimore and Minnesota each finished the night with 11 hits.
Scott McGregor(9-3) went 8 innings allowing 3 runs for the win. McGregor got help from Don Aase who was credited with his 10th save. Frank Viola(7-14) was charged with the loss.
'I didn't have my best stuff but sometimes you just get lucky,' McGregor said, 'this was one of those times.'