Boston erupted with the game winning runs in the top of the 8th inning plating 2 runs. After an out was recorded, Jackie Gutierrez began the Boston spurt when he drew a walk. One out later, Wade Boggs stepped up to the plate and he lined a single. Boggs took second on the throw. Jim Rice then reached on an error bringing in two baserunners. Chicago was out-hit by Boston, 14 hits to 6.
Oil Can Boyd(11-6) got credit for the victory, pitching 8 innings and allowing 2 runs. Bob Stanley recorded the save, his 28th. Dave Wehrmeister(0-1) took the loss in relief. It was a tough loss for him as he did not allow an earned run in his 2 and 1/3 innings of work.
With the win Boston now has a record of 67-40. With the loss, the Chicago ballclub's record is 53-52.