Boston had the game winning rally in the bottom of the 9th inning scoring 3 runs on 2 base hits. Mike Easler started the inning off right when he laced a base-hit. Rich Gedman next to the plate and he drew a walk. Marty Barrett then drew a walk to load the bases. Glenn Hoffman came up and he drew a walk knocking in a run. Evans came up to bat and doubled making Boston victorious to the delight of the the home town crowd. Boston totaled 9 hits on the afternoon.
Mark Clear(1-0) got the win allowing no runs in 1 and 1/3 innings. The losing pitcher was Ron Davis(1-4) in relief. John McNamara was in great spirits in his post-game interview. Yet, when asked about his feelings after the thrilling comeback victory, he volunteered, 'I'll tell you this much - I know how my counterpart, Ray Miller, feels right now - and it's not very good. It's terrible when you come up on the short end of one of these!'