Boston started with a bang, jumping out to an early lead in their half of the first scoring 3 runs on 4 base hits. After an out was recorded, Wade Boggs began the rally when he doubled. Jim Rice came to the plate and banged out a single plating a run. Bill Buckner then doubled. Mike Easler got his chance to keep things going, but he went down on strikes. Gedman stepped into the box and delivered a one-base hit driving home another two teammates. Gedman took second on the throw. The early run support proved sufficient for Oil Can Boyd(12-7) and Boston. That was all the run support Boyd required. Boston had 11 hits overall, while New York had 7.
Bob Stanley earned the save, his 31st. Ed Whitson(6-13) was the loser. The Boston ballclub's record now stands at 72-45. With the loss, the New York ballclub's record is 67-50.