New York won the game with a rally in the bottom of the 9th inning with 2 runs on 4 hits. Larry Bowa kicked off the action when he doubled. Mookie Wilson stepped up next and he stroked a one-base hit scoring a single run. Wally Backman then ripped a base-hit. Keith Hernandez came up and he drew a walk to load the bases. Gary Carter came up to bat and laced a base-hit making New York victorious to the delight of the the home town crowd. New York banged out 13 hits on the afternoon.
The victory went to Tom Gorman(2-0) who went 2 innings, allowing no runs. Lee Smith(1-3) suffered the loss in relief. Gorman and Strawberry were really whooping it up in the clubhouse after the great come from behind victory. As Davey Johnson noted, 'A win like this one can do wonders for a team's attitude.' Everyone shares in the joy - the fans, the players - even you guys - it's better than winning by a dozen runs!'