St. Louis jumped out to the early lead in the first inning with 2 runs on 3 hits. Vince Coleman kicked off the action when he doubled. Willie McGee followed and he laced a single scoring a one-base hit run. After an out was recorded, Whitey Herzog then called for a steal which was successful. One out later, Van Slyke stepped in and he laced a base-hit scoring the final run of the inning. Montreal made it exciting in the 9th, but they were unable to push the needed runs across.
John Tudor(16-5) went 8 and 1/3 innings allowing 3 runs for the victory. Bill Gullickson(9-13) ended up with the loss. He gave up 5 runs and 9 hits in 5 innings.