Boston won the game with a rally in the top of the 8th inning scoring 3 runs utilizing 4 base hits. Bill Buckner led off and got things going when he delivered a one-base hit. Tony Armas followed and he laced a base-knock. Mike Easler then slapped a single scoring a run. After another out, Marty Barrett stepped up to the plate and he hit a sacrifice fly bringing in another run. Glenn Hoffman stepped into the box and laced a base-hit scoring the final run of the inning. Boston had 10 hits overall, while New York had 5.
Bruce Hurst(12-8) allowed 5 runs in 8 innings, and picked up the victory. Hurst got relief help from Bob Stanley who gained credit for his 32nd save. Dennis Rasmussen(7-5) was charged with the loss in relief.