California set the tone of the game in the first inning when they tallied 5 runs on 5 hits. The crucial at-bat was provided by Jackson who brought a roar from the partisan ANAHEIM STADIUM fans when he belted a three-run homer. California rapped out 12 hits for the night.
The victory went to Mike Witt(4-6) who went 6 and 2/3 innings, allowing 7 runs. Witt got help from Donnie Moore who was credited with his 10th save. Tom Seaver(8-5) was tagged with the loss. California knocked him around a bit, as he gave up 7 runs in 5 innings.
With the win California now has a record of 25-33. With the loss, the Chicago ballclub's record is 24-32.