New York took the lead for keeps in the top of the 3rd inning plating an isolated run on 3 hits. Texas made it exciting in the 9th, but they were unable to push the needed runs across.
Rich Bordi(5-0) was the winner allowing 2 runs in 8 innings. Dave Righetti was credited with his 20th save. Charlie Hough(9-9) was tagged with the loss. He was hit hard and gave up 10 hits and 8 walks in 7 and 1/3 innings.