Game 4 has the Dodgers sending young right hander Bob Welch (7-4 2.02 Grade 13) to the hill against Bob Owchinko (10-13 3.56 Grade 9).
For the first time in the series the Dodgers would strike first. The get 3 in the first off Owchinko, RBI single by Reggie Smith is followed by a 2 run homer by Steve Garvey. Welch would not give up a run until Gene Tenace would hit a curve ball over the left field wall to make it 3-1 Dodgers.
The Dodgers would give Welch some breathing room with 2 more runs in the 6th. Davey Lopes and Bill Russell with huge RBI hits. The Dodgers would bring in Terry Forster in to get the save and even the series. 4 games all won by the visiting team.
Final Score: Dodgers 5, Padres 2
WP: Bob Welch (1-0)
LP: Bob Owchinko (0-1)
Save: Terry Forster (1)
HR’s: Dodgers – Steve Garvey (1), Padres – Gene Tenace (1)