The Orioles make a couple of lineup order changes and it pays quick dividends as Larry Harlow hits a lead off solo homer. The Red Sox would come back and get 3 in the 2nd inning. Dwight Evans with a huge 2 RBI triple the big hit in the inning. In the 6th the Sox would add 2 more Carl Yastrzemski singles home Jim Rice and Carlton Fisk doubles home Yastrzemski. The Orioles would get back into the game with 2 runs in the 8th but Bob Stanley would come on to get the last 4 outs and secure the win.
Final Score: Red Sox 5, Orioles 3
WP: Bill Lee (2-0)
LP: Dennis Martinez (0-1)
Save: Bob Stanley (3)
HR’s: Orioles – Larry Harlow (1)