Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Royals vs Padres

Game 3 back in San Diego has a great pitching matchup featuring Dennis Leonard (21-17 3.33 Grade 13) vs Gaylord Perry (21-6 2.73 Grade 15).

This time the Royals would strike first scoring a run in the 2nd on a Pete LaCock double. The Royals would add another in the 4th to take a 2-0 lead. The Padres would finally get on the board against Leonard in the bottom half as Dave Winfield again drives in a run.

Darrell Porter would give the Royals a 3-1 advantage he lines a homer to right in the 6th. In the bottom half the Padres would start the comeback. They would get 2 off Leonard as Winfield and Gene Tenace drive in runs. With the score tied at 3 the Padres would take the lead in the 8th as that man Dave Winfield would drive in Ozzie Smith with a double.

The Padres would bring in Rollie Fingers for a 1-2-3 ninth and get the Padres back in the series.

Final Score: Padres 4, Royals 3

WP: Gaylord Perry (3-0)

LP: Dennis Leonard (1-2)

Save: Rollie Fingers (4)

HR’s: Darrell Porter (2)

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