After Brewers starter Tim Van Egmond – who lasted just 1.1 innings while giving up eight runs (seven earned) on four hits, Ramon Garcia came on and was torched for nine runs on 12 hits over four innings. Cone gave way to David Weathers and Jeff Nelson, who induced a pop fly off the bat of Fernando Vina to Bernie Williams in center to clinch the division.
Joe Torre elected to go with a makeshift lineup in game two, giving most of his regulars the night off after clinching the division title. However, the Yankees were still able to come away with the win over the lowly Brewers, defeating them by a score of 6-2. Kenny Rogers started and went 5.2 innings, giving up two runs. Charlie Hayes and Darryl Strawberry lead the offense by driving in two runs each.