Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Dodgers

Must win Game 6 for the Dodgers from Dodger Stadium. The Padres send lefty Randy Jones (13-14 2.88 Grade 14) to the hill versus Burt Hooton (19-10 2.71 Grade 15).

Dodgers offense again would fail to take advantage of early base runners and strand 4 through 2 innings. The Padres would jump on top in the top half of the 3rd. Dave Winfield with a bases loaded triple to give the Padres a 3-0 lead and take the wind out of the crowd. The Dodgers would scratch back in it getting single runs in the 4th and the 7th to make it 3-2 going into the 8th.

The Padres would then put the game away as Winfield again would provide the big hit with a long 2 run homer to center. Padres would get 2 more and Jones would do the rest. Huge upset as the Padres win the game 7-2 and the series 4-2. National League champions are gone in the Sweet 16.

WP: Randy Jones (3-0)

LP: Burt Hooton (0-2)

HR’s: Dave Winfield (1)

Padres move on to face the winner of the #11 Texas Rangers and #6 Kansas City Royals series.

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