Montreal brought 2 runs across the plate in the top of the 6th inning when they came up with 3 base hits. The critical plate appearance was by Francona who silenced Forbes Field as he doubled bringing in two baserunners. Montreal managed 7 hits in their victory.
The victory went to Joe Hesketh(10-6) who went 8 innings, allowing 2 runs. Hesketh got relief help from Jeff Reardon who gained credit for his 15th save. Rick Reuschel(13-5) was the loser. He surrendered 4 runs and 6 hits in 7 innings.