Fernandez(17-5) pitched one of his finer games as he simply was too much for the Chicago batters. He gave up just 2 hits and 3 walks in 9 innings. Fernandez whiffed an impressive total of 14 Chicago batters. New York finished with 10 hits in the victory.
The losing pitcher was Ray Fontenot(5-11). 'Fernandez was the man tonight,' Davey Johnson said. 'He had just about every pitch working.'