The home town fans were very appreciative of the fine hitting performance provided by Buckner. He doubled resulting in a run in the 1st inning, smashed a solo-shot out of the park in the 3rd inning, laced a single in the 5th inning and laced a base-knock in the 7th inning. Boston had 13 hits for the game and Oakland had 8.
The victory was credited to Bruce Hurst(9-8) who went 7 innings, allowing 3 runs. Tim Lollar recorded his 1st save. Jose Rijo(11-4) absorbed the loss. He got hit pretty hard, allowing 10 hits and 2 walks in 6 and 1/3 innings.