Baltimore jumped out to the early lead in the first inning when they tallied 5 runs on 5 hits. The big moment was provided by Ripken who quieted the home crowd when he cleared the fences for a two-run home run. Baltimore had 11 hits for the night.
The victory was credited to Scott McGregor(11-3) who went 7 innings, allowing 5 runs. McGregor got relief help from Don Aase who gained credit for his 15th save. Jim Clancy(8-9) was the losing pitcher. He served up 3 gopher balls in 3 innings.