The Orioles would get their first lead of the series with a run in the 2nd. 2 out double by Rick Dempsey scores John Lowenstein. In the Pirates would come back and take the lead with 2 runs of their own via a 2 run homer by the stache Phil Garner. With the score now 2-1 Pirates, Palmer would help himself in the bottom half singling to right center off Blyleven to score Billy Smith.
Score remains 2-2 until the bottom of the 6th and the Orioles get their second lead of the game as Smith hits a hanging Blyleven curve ball out to right. With the score now 3-2 Orioles, they would bust the game open in the 7th. After 2 walks removes Blyleven from the game, the Pirates bring on Grant Jackson who gets greeted by Doug DeCinces who deposits a fast ball out to left. The Orioles would not be done as Dempsey would also take Jackson deep, this time the 2 run variety to make it 8-2. Palmer would do the rest and go the distance and we are now tied up at 1 game apiece.
Final Score: Orioles 8, Pirates 2
WP: Jim Palmer (1-0)
LP: Bert Blyleven (0-1)