The Dodgers once again come out strong with a big inning, this time 4 runs in the 2nd. RBI hits by Mike Scioscia and Pedro Guerrero aided by 2 Astro errors. The Astros could get nothing going against Welch as he only allowed 5 hits through 8. The Astros would try to get something going in the 9th with back to back doubles by Glenn Davis and Phil Garner. Welch would slam the door after that and the Dodgers win both games at home and go to Houston ahead 2-0 in the series.
Final Score: Dodgers 4, Astros 1
WP: Bob Welch (2-0)
LP: Mike Scott (0-1)