The Cubs with no room for error send Scott Sanderson (5-6 3.12 Grade 8YZ) to the mound versus Bob Forsch (9-6 3.90 Grade 4Z).
The Cubs would get the lead in the 2nd as Chris Speier would single home Leon Durham with 2 outs. The Cubs would add 3 more in the 3rd, Durham driving 2 home with a double and Ron Cey singling home Durham. Cubs would add an insurance run in the 6th as Bob Dernier gets the 2 out RBI.
Sanderson pitched shutout ball into the 9th when the Cardinals would finally dent the scoreboard as Darrell Porter would drive in Terry Pendleton. Lee Arthur Smith would come in and get the final 3 outs and the Cubs stay alive and force Game 5 with a 5-1 victory.
Final Score: Cubs 5, Cardinals 1
WP: Scott Sanderson (1-0)
LP: Bob Forsch (0-1)