Still reeling from their Game 5 loss, the Angels struck first in the top of the first off Oil Can Boyd on back-to-back two-out RBI doubles by Reggie Jackson and Doug DeCinces after a one-out walk….but the Red Sox tied the game in the bottom of the inning off Kirk McCaskill without a hit….when with runners on second and third and one out via two walks and a ground out…..as a passed ball and Jim Rice’s ground out scored both runners.
In the third, after back-to-back lead-off singles, Marty Barrett’s RBI double put the Red Sox up by a score of 3 – 2….when Bill Buckner’s RBI single extended their lead to 4 – 2….then after a force out at home….Don Baylor’s two-run single….which was aided by first baseman Bobby Grich’s throwing error….along with Dwight Evans’s RBI single made it 7 – 2 Red Sox. Dave Henderson’s bases-loaded ground out off Doug Corbett in the 5th made it 8 – 2 Red Sox. Angels Brian Downing hit a home run in the top of the 7th off Boyd….but in the bottom of the inning….Spike Owen’s two-run triple off Corbett after a single and walk made it 10 – 3 Red Sox.
The Angels got a run in the eighth off Bob Stanley on shortstop Owen’s throwing error on Rob Wilfong with Dick Schofield at second….but could not score again as the Red Sox’s 10 – 4 victory forced a deciding Game 7.