Cleveland had the game winning rally in the bottom of the 9th inning scoring 2 runs using 3 hits. Pat Tabler led off the inning for Cleveland when he doubled. Mel Hall next to the plate and he stroked a single bringing in a run. After an out was recorded, Chris Bando then drew a walk. Brett Butler followed next and he laced a base-knock making Cleveland the victor and beginning a joyous home town celebration. Cleveland had a total of 11 hits for the game.
The win went to Tom Waddell(7-6) who allowed no runs in 1 inning. Rollie Fingers(2-6) took the loss in relief. He gave up 3 hits and 1 walk in 1/3 of an inning.