The Reds would get the jump on Tanana with a quick 2 spot in the 1st. 2 run double by Joe Morgan accounting for the RBI. The Angels would get those 2 runs back in the 3rd, Don Baylor and Joe Rudi picking up RBI.
With the score 2 a piece in the bottom of the 4th Johnny Bench would lead off the inning with a homer to center field. The Reds would add another in the inning to take a 4-2 lead. From here the pitchers took over and the Angels couldn’t get another run. Doug Bair comes in for Norman in the 8th and gets the last 6 outs for the save. Series leveled at 1 game each as we head to Anaheim Stadium.
Final Score: Cincinnati 4, Angels 2
WP: Fred Norman (1-0)
LP: Frank Tanana (1-1)
Save: Doug Bair (1)
HR’s: Reds – Johnny Bench (1)