September 22, 1980 - Phillies 3, St. Louis 2

This game was a classic pitchers' duel between two aces. Steve Carlton pitched masterfully, logging nine innings of 8-hit, 2-run baseball. The Cardinals' Pete Vukovich surpassed even that effort, allowing two runs on just seven hits over nine innings, and Vukovich walked just one batter (Lefty logged nine). However, the relief pitching for the Cardinals failed as Kim Seaman gave up the ultimate winning run in the tenth inning. For the Phils, Mike Schmidt homered for the third consecutive day (42), while Keith Moreland hit a game-winning pinch-double in the tenth inning. On a side note, "baseball heaven," as some in St. Louis like to christen their city, had just 5,654 fans at Busch stadium to watch the game. With the victory, the Phils moved back into first place, at least for the day.

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NL East Standings after games of September 22, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Phillies

82

67

.550

-

Expos

82

68

.547

½

Pirates

79

71

.527

Cardinals

68

82

.453

14½

Mets

63

87

.420

19½

Cubs

58

91

.389

24

Boxscore: Phillies 3, Cardinals 2

Phillies

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

-

3

St. Louis

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

-

2

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

5

0

0

0

McBride, RF

4

0

0

0

Schmidt, 3B

4

1

2

1

Luzinski, LF

4

0

0

0

G. Vukovich, LF

0

0

0

0

Trillo, 2B

4

0

1

0

Maddox, CF

4

0

0

0

Bowa, SS

4

2

3

0

Boone, C

3

0

1

0

Carlton, P

3

0

1

0

Moreland, PH

1

0

1

1

Loviglio, PR

0

0

0

0

McGraw, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

36

3

9

2

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Carlton (W, 23-8)

9

8

2

2

5

6

McGraw (S, 18)

1

1

0

0

0

1

 

St. Louis

AB

R

H

RBI

Oberkfell, 2B

4

1

1

0

Templeton, SS

5

1

2

1

Hernandez, 1B

4

0

2

0

Simmons, C

5

0

1

0

Bonds, PR

0

0

0

0

Hendrick, PR

3

0

1

1

Landrum, CF

5

0

1

0

Reitz, 3B

3

0

0

0

K. Smith, LF

3

0

0

0

P. Vukovich, P

2

0

0

0

Herr, PH

1

0

1

0

Seaman, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

35

2

9

2

 

St. Louis

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

P. Vukovich

9

7

2

2

1

7

Seaman (L, 3-2)

1

2

1

1

0

0

 

Game-winning RBI- Moreland.

E- Bowa (16). DP- Philadelphia 2, St. Louis 1. 2B- Moreland (7), Hendrick (33). 3B- Oberkfell (6). HR- Schmidt (42). SB- McBride (13). CS- Bowa (5), Templeton (15), Landrum (2). SH- Boone (4), P. Vukovich (9), Oberkfell (8). IBB- Carlton 2 (12, Hendrick, Reitz). WP- Carlton 2 (17). T- 2:17. A- 5,654.

Final Totals

R

H

E

LOB

Phillies

3

9

1

5

Cardinals

2

9

0

10

 

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Phillies

 

St. Louis Cardinals

Rose 1B

1

Oberkfell 2B

McBride RF

2

Templeton SS

Schmidt 3B

3

Hernandez 1B

Luzinski lF

4

Simmons C

Trillo 2B

5

Hendrick RF

Maddox CF

6

Landrum CF

Bowa SS

7

Reitz 3B

Boone C

8

K. Smith LF

Carlton P

9

P. Vukovich P

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Rose grounded out (first to pitcher); McBride walked; McBride stole second; Schmidt struck out; Luzinski struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 0.

 

CARDINALS 1ST: Oberkfell tripled to center; Templeton grounded out (shortstop to first) [Oberkfell scored]; Hernandez walked; Simmons made an out to right; Carlton threw a wild pitch [Hernandez to second]; Hendrick walked; Landrum struck out but Hernandez advanced to third and Hendrick advanced to second and Landrum advanced to first on a wild pitch; Reitz made an out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 1.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Trillo made an out to center; Maddox lined to right; Bowa singled to center; Bowa was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 1.

 

CARDINALS 2ND: Smith grounded out (third to first); Vuckovich struck out; Oberkfell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 1.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Boone grounded out (third to first); Carlton struck out; Rose made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 1.

 

CARDINALS 3RD: Templeton singled to center; Templeton was picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to first to second); Hernandez made an out to center; Simmons struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Cardinals 1.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: McBride made an out to center; Schmidt homered; Luzinski grounded out (third to first); Trillo singled to right; Maddox forced Trillo (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Cardinals 1.

 

CARDINALS 4TH: Hendrick made an out to center; Landrum singled to center; Landrum was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Reitz struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Cardinals 1.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Bowa singled to right; Boone singled to left [Bowa to third]; Carlton grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Bowa scored, Boone out at second]; Rose grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 1.

 

CARDINALS 5TH: Smith grounded out (third to first); Vuckovich grounded out (third to first); Oberkfell grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 1.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: McBride made an out to center; Schmidt made an out to right; Luzinski struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 1.

 

CARDINALS 6TH: Templeton reached on an error by Bowa [Templeton to first]; Hernandez singled to left [Templeton to second]; Simmons grounded out (third to first) [Templeton to third, Hernandez to second]; Hendrick was walked intentionally; Landrum grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Hendrick out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 1.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Trillo made an out to center; Maddox struck out; Bowa flied to left in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 1.

 

CARDINALS 7TH: Reitz lined to second; Smith walked; Vuckovich out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Smith to second]; Oberkfell grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 1.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: Boone struck out; Carlton singled to left; Rose grounded out (second to first) [Carlton to second]; McBride grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 1.

 

CARDINALS 8TH: Templeton singled to left; Hernandez singled to left [Templeton to second]; Simmons made an out to right [Templeton to third]; Hendrick doubled to center [Templeton scored, Hernandez to third]; Landrum was called out on strikes; Reitz was walked intentionally; Smith grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 2.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: Schmidt singled to right; Luzinski was called out on strikes; Trillo made an out to left; Maddox grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 2.

 

CARDINALS 9TH: G. VUKOVICH REPLACED LUZINSKI (PLAYING LF); HERR BATTED FOR VUCKOVICH; Herr singled to center; Oberkfell out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Herr to second]; Templeton grounded out (second to first) [Herr to third]; Hernandez grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Cardinals 2.

 

PHILLIES 10TH: SEAMAN REPLACED HERR (PITCHING); Bowa singled to center; Boone out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Bowa to second]; MORELAND BATTED FOR CARLTON; Moreland doubled to right [Bowa scored]; LOVIGLIO RAN FOR MORELAND; Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); McBride grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Cardinals 2.

 

CARDINALS 10TH: MCGRAW REPLACED LOVIGLIO (PITCHING); Simmons singled to left; BONDS RAN FOR SIMMONS; Hendrick grounded into a double play (second to first) [Bonds out at second]; Landrum struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Cardinals 2.