Toronto set the tone of the game in the first inning when they came up with 5 runs on 5 hits. The key at-bat was by Willie Upshaw who made the crowd come alive when he stroked a single plating two runs. Tom Henke relieved and was untouched by Kansas City as he recorded the save, his 26th.
Doyle Alexander(16-6) got credit for the victory, pitching 8 innings and allowing 5 runs. The losing pitcher was Charlie Leibrandt(11-9). He was not very effective, surrendering 6 runs in 5 innings.