Padres again come out swinging as they score 3 on the first. Dave Winfield again and Gene Tenace with big RBI doubles. The Royals would once again answer, they score 2 in the 3rd on a John Wathan 2 run homer (only hit 2 during regular season). They score 2 more in the 3rd as Darrel Porter gets the big hit.
The Royals would add another run in the 5th as Clint Hurdle doubles home Amos Otis to take a 5-3 lead. Gale would take care of the rest as he would go the distance and the Royals win the game 5-3 and take a 2-0 series lead.
Final Score: Royals 5, Padres 3
WP: Rich Gale (2-0)
LP: Bob Owchinko (0-2)
HR’s: Royals – John Wathan (1)