The Padres would jump out on top getting 2 quick runs off John in the first inning. RBI by Gene Richards and Dave Winfield puts the pressure on the Dodgers offense. They would finally respond with a run in the 4th via RBI double by Ron Cey. They would come right back and get 2 more in the 5th Steve Garvey and Cey once again driving in runs.
With the score 3-2 the Dodgers would break the game open scoring 3 in the 8th and 3 more in the 9th. John would go the distance to get the Dodgers back in this series. Padres still lead 2-1.
Final Score: Dodgers 9, Padres 2
WP: Tommy John (1-0)
LP: Eric Rasmussen (0-1)