The Mets would start the scoring in Game 5 as they would pick up 2 runs in the second. Lenny Dykstra and Wally Backman (again) driving in runs with RBI singles. Clancy would settle and match Gooden with 0’s on the board. The Blue Jays would get their first hit in the 4th as Garth Iorg would get a single and would advance to second. Gooden would strikeout both Jesse Barfield and Willie Upshaw to end the threat.
It would remain 2-0 Mets until the 9th inning as the Blue Jays would get their second hit, again Iorg with a single. This time Barfield would get into a Gooden fastball lining the ball way back, but off the top of the center field wall. Barfield would end up with a RBI triple to make it 2-1. That would be all though as Gooden would get Upshaw to line out to Keith Hernandez and that was the ballgame. Game effort by the Blue Jays against Gooden. Gooden would give up the 3 hits while striking out 13.
Final Score: Mets 2, Blue Jays 1
WP: Dwight Gooden (4-1)
LP: Jim Clancy (1-2)