Don Sutton had it all under control allowing just 1 run in 8 innings before handing the ball off to Jim Brewer who blew it. The Cubs got a clutch two out 2 run single by “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks to grab the lead and deflate the few fans who remained in the ballpark. Banks also hit a solo shot in the 8th to get the Cubbies on the board.
A dominant 4 hit shutout by Claude Osteen helped LA get back to their winning ways. A 3 run outburst in the bottom of the 4th made it 4-0, which is how it ended. Bill Sudakis had 2 RBI's.
Jenkins vs Singer
Dodgers 3, Cubs 1
Bill Singer (6-4, 1.96) continued his excellent run of success, but today he needed a little help since he only went 6 innings. Pete Mikkelsen (2 IP) and Jim Brewer (1 IP) were perfect in relief to set the Cubbies down and help LA take 2 of 3 in this mid week series out on the coast. Brewer recovered nicely with this save outing, after blowing the game two days ago. Wes Parker (2-4) had 2 RBI's. Tom Haller also chipped in with 2 hits.