New York came up with 6 runs in the top of the 3rd inning with the help of 4 hits. That early scoring held up. New York totaled 9 hits on the night.
Niekro(9-7) got the victory, allowing 3 runs for the game. Vern Ruhle(4-10) suffered the loss. He served up 3 homeruns in his 5 innings.
The New York ballclub's record now stands at 58-43. With the loss, Cleveland has a record of 3-7 lately, 38-67, worst in the division overall.