The Cardinals would once again score first, this time scoring a run in the 3rd via a solo homer by Darrell Porter. Pitchers would be in control and keep it 1-0 until the 8th when the Cardinals would bust the game open with 4 runs. Tommy Herr, Andy Van Slyke, and Terry Pendleton with big RBI hits. With the score 4-0 in the 9th the Sox would finally dent the scoreboard as Greg Walker would line a homer to right off Cox. That would be all he would allow as he would get the last 3 outs for the complete game win and the Cardinals head to Chicago up 2-0 in the series.
Final Score: Cardinals 5, White Sox 1
WP: Danny Cox (2-0)
LP: Britt Burns (1-1)