The Brewers score the first run of the series in the second on an RBI hit from Robin Yount. Reds would answer in the 3rd with a solo homer to right by Joe Morgan. In the bottom of the 3rd the Brewers would answer the Reds run with a run of their own as Larry Hisle drives home Paul Molitor.
After the Reds get another run in the 4th to tie the game at 2, the Brewers score 6 unanswered. The 5th being the big inning as they get RBI’s from Hisle, Cecil Cooper, and Gorman Thomas. Travers and Bill Castro finish up the Reds for a 1-0 series lead for the Brewers.
Final Score: Brewers 8, Reds 2
WP: Bill Travers (1-0)
LP: Fred Norman (1-1)
HR’s: Reds – Joe Morgan (1)