Boston erupted with the game winning runs in the 9th inning plating 2 runs using 3 hits. Rick Miller got things going when he lashed a single. Glenn Hoffman got his turn next, but he was a strikeout victim. Dwight Evans then ripped a one-base hit. Wade Boggs was up next and he ripped a base-hit driving in a run. After another out, Bill Buckner stepped up to the plate and he drew a walk to load the bases. Mike Easler added to the outburst and drew a walk scoring the final run of the inning. Boston banged out 13 hits on the night.
Mike Trujillo(3-0) got credit for the victory, pitching 1/3 of an inning and allowing no runs. Bob Stanley recorded the save, his 27th. Dan Quisenberry(1-7) suffered the loss in relief.