July 30, 1980 - Phillies 6, Houston 4

Dick Ruthven took the hill for the Phillies in search of his 10th victory to join Steve Carlton as the two Phils starters at that level. While he didn't have his best stuff, he fought through seven innings of eight-hit, four-run (three earned) innings to give the Phils a chance. And the offense responded against future Hall-of-Famer Nolan Ryan, exploding for six runs (four earned) and eight hits over Ryan's 4-2/3 innings. Bake McBride, Keith Moreland, Garry Maddox and Manny Trillo each had two hits, and Maddox knocked in three runs, with Moreland bashing in two and Trillo collecting one RBI. McGraw pitched two scorless innings to notch his second consecutive save, his ninth of the season.

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NL East Standings after games of July 30, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Pirates

56

44

.560

-

Expos

54

45

.545

Phillies

52

46

.531

3

Mets

48

51

.485

Cardinals

45

54

.455

10½

Cubs

40

57

.412

14½

Boxscore: Phillies 6, Astros 4

Houston

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

1

0

-

4

Phillies

0

0

0

2

4

0

0

0

X

-

6

 

Houston

AB

R

H

RBI

Leonard, RF

5

1

2

0

Cabell, 3B

5

0

0

0

Morgan, 2B

4

0

1

1

Cruz, LF

4

1

2

0

Cedeno, CF

4

1

2

1

Heep, 1B

3

1

0

0

Ashby, C

2

0

0

0

D. Smith, P

0

0

0

0

Howe, PH

1

0

0

0

Sambito, P

0

0

0

0

Reynolds, SS

3

0

1

2

Landestoy, PH-SS

1

0

0

0

Ryan, P

2

0

1

0

Roberge, P

0

0

0

0

Pujols, C

1

0

0

0

TOTALS

33

6

12

6

 

Houston

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Ryan (L, 5-8)

4.2

8

6

4

4

3

Roberge

0.1

1

0

0

0

0

D. Smith

2

1

0

0

0

2

Sambito

1

0

0

0

1

2

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

L. Smith, LF

4

0

1

0

Rose, 1B

3

1

0

0

Gross, RF

1

0

0

0

McBride, RF

4

1

2

0

Unser, 1B

0

0

0

0

Schmidt, 3B

1

1

0

0

J. Vukovich, PR-3B

0

1

0

0

Moreland, C

3

1

2

2

McGraw, P

0

0

0

0

Maddox, CF

4

0

2

3

Trillo, 2B

4

0

2

1

Bowa, SS

4

0

0

0

Ruthven, P

3

1

1

0

Boone, C

1

0

0

0

TOTALS

35

9

14

7

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Ruthven (W, 10-7)

7

8

4

3

3

1

McGraw (S, 9)

2

1

0

0

0

2

 

Game-winning RBI- Moreland.

E- Heep (1), Ruthven (4). DP- Houston 1, Philadelphia 1. 2B- Cedeno 2 (18), Cruz (19), Trillo (17), Ruthven (2). SB- Cedeno (32). HBP- Smith (3, J. Vukovich). WP- Ryan (7), Ruthven (3). T- 3:05. A- 30,252.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros

 

Philadelphia Phillies

Leonard RF

1

Smith LF

Cabell 3B

2

Rose 1B

Morgan 2B

3

McBride RF

Cruz LF

4

Schmidt 3B

Cedeno CF

5

Moreland C

Heep 1B

6

Maddox CF

Ashby C

7

Trillo 2B

Reynolds SS

8

Bowa SS

Ryan P

9

Ruthven P

Game Summary

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ASTROS 1ST: Leonard made an out to center; Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Morgan grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 1ST: Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); McBride singled to right; Ryan threw a wild pitch [McBride to second]; Schmidt struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 0.

 

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno doubled to left; Heep grounded out (second to first); Ashby grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Moreland walked; Maddox grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Moreland out at second]; Trillo was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 0.

 

ASTROS 3RD: Reynolds lined to second; Ryan singled to center; Ruthven threw a wild pitch [Ryan to second]; Leonard made an out to right; Cabell made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Bowa made an out to left; Ruthven made an out to center; Smith singled to left; Rose lined to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Phillies 0.

 

ASTROS 4TH: Morgan made an out to right; Cruz singled to left; Cedeno forced Cruz (third to second); Cedeno stole second; Heep walked; Ashby walked [Cedeno to third, Heep to second]; Reynolds singled to center [Cedeno scored, Heep scored, Ashby to second]; Ryan lined to second; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: McBride singled to right; Schmidt walked [McBride to second]; Moreland made an out to first; Maddox singled to center [McBride scored, Schmidt to second]; Trillo doubled to right [Schmidt scored, Maddox out at home (right to catcher), Trillo to third (on throw to home)]; Bowa grounded out (pitcher to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Phillies 2.

 

ASTROS 5TH: Leonard singled to right; Leonard was picked off first but was safe on an error by Ruthven [Leonard to third]; Cabell made an out to shortstop; Morgan singled to right [Leonard scored (unearned)]; Cruz grounded out (second to first) [Morgan to second]; Cedeno reached on a fielder's choice [Morgan out at third (third)]; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Phillies 2.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Ruthven doubled to right; Smith struck out; Rose walked; McBride made an out to center; Schmidt walked [Ruthven to third, Rose to second]; J. VUKOVICH RAN FOR SCHMIDT; Moreland singled to right [Ruthven scored, Rose scored, J. Vukovich to third, Moreland to second (on throw)]; Heep dropped a foul fly hit by Maddox; Maddox singled to left [J. Vukovich scored (unearned), Moreland scored (unearned)]; ROBERGE REPLACED RYAN (PITCHING); Trillo singled to right [Maddox to third]; Bowa made an out to center; 4 R, 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Phillies 6.

 

ASTROS 6TH: J. VUKOVICH STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Heep lined to first; Ashby grounded out (second to first); Reynolds lined to pitcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Phillies 6.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: SMITH REPLACED ASHBY (PITCHING); PUJOLS REPLACED ROBERGE (PLAYING C ); Ruthven lined to shortstop; Smith grounded out (third to first); Rose grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Phillies 6.

 

ASTROS 7TH: Pujols walked; Leonard made an out to right; Cabell forced Pujols (third to second); Morgan struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Phillies 6.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: McBride struck out; J. Vukovich was hit by a pitch; Moreland singled to center [J. Vukovich to third]; Maddox made an out to right; Trillo struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Phillies 6.

 

ASTROS 8TH: GROSS REPLACED ROSE (PLAYING RF); UNSER REPLACED MCBRIDE (PLAYING 1B); Cruz doubled to left; Cedeno doubled to left [Cruz scored]; MCGRAW REPLACED MORELAND (PITCHING); BOONE REPLACED RUTHVEN (PLAYING C ); Heep grounded out (second to first) [Cedeno to third]; HOWE BATTED FOR SMITH; Howe struck out; LANDESTOY BATTED FOR REYNOLDS; Landestoy grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Phillies 6.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: SAMBITO REPLACED HOWE (PITCHING); LANDESTOY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); Bowa struck out; Boone made an out to left; Smith walked; Gross struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Phillies 6.

 

ASTROS 9TH: Pujols was called out on strikes; Leonard singled to third; Cabell grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Leonard out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Phillies 6.