In a good matchup it was the Boston Red Sox 8, the Toronto Blue Jays 6 at Fenway Park. Boston erupted with the game winning runs in the bottom of the 8th inning as they scored 6 runs on 4 base hits. The critical plate appearance was by Carl Yastrzemski who made the Boston fans a happy lot when he laced a base-hit which was good for two runs. Toronto had a chance in the 9th but they came up short.
Bill Lee(4-4) was the winner allowing 3 runs in 2 innings. Lee got help from Bill Campbell who was credited with his 21st save. Jerry Garvin(8-5) was the losing pitcher. He pitched 7 and 1/3 innings giving up 8 hits and 1 walk.
'We just made a lot of mistakes, mostly mental,' Roy Hartsfield said. 'It's bad enough when the other team beats you, but when you start beating yourselves, that's really bad.'