The Yankees would grab a quick lead with 2 runs in the first. Lou Piniella with a 2 out single and Reggie Jackson again with a 2 run homer. The Yankees would explode for 6 in the 3rd. Cliff Johnson with a 2 run homer the big blow. The Brewers would try to get back in the game as they get a solo homer from Sixto Lezcano in the 5th. The would add 3 more on the 6 courtesy of a 3 run homer from Larry Hisle. In the 7th Ben Oglivie would remove Figueroa from the game with a solo homer to make it 8-5. Sparky Lyle and Goose Gossage would come in a finish off the game and the Yankees lead 2-0.
Final Score: Yankees 8, Brewers 5
WP: Ed Figueroa (3-0)
LP: Jerry Augustine (1-2)
Save: Goose Gossage (3)