May 17, 1980 - Phillies 4, Houston 2

Larry Christenson homered in the 2nd inning.
Larry Christenson homered in the 2nd inning.

In this game, all of the runs were scored early. Though Larry Bowa gets credited with the game-winning RBI, it was Larry Christenson who provided the lion's share of the offense with a three-run homer in the second inning. The Astros scored two off of L.C. in the third, but Phils' pitchers kept the Houston offense at bay the rest of the game. Kevin Saucier threw three innings of shutout relief, and Dickie Noles pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn his third save.

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Boxscore - Phillies 4, Astros 2

 

Phillies

0

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

4

Houston

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

2

 

 

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

5

0

2

0

McBride, RF

4

0

1

0

Schmidt, 3B

4

0

1

0

Luzinski, LF

4

1

2

0

Gross, LF

0

0

0

0

Boone, C

3

0

0

0

Maddox, CF

4

0

2

0

Bowa, SS

4

1

0

1

Trillo, 2B

4

1

2

0

Christenson, P

2

1

1

3

Saucier, P

1

0

0

0

G. Vukovich, PH

1

0

1

0

Noles, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

30

3

6

3

 

 

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Christenson (W, 3-0)

5

7

2

2

1

5

Saucier

3

2

0

0

1

1

Noles (S, 3)

1

0

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

Houston

AB

R

H

RBI

Walling, 1B

4

0

0

0

Puhl, RF

4

1

2

0

Morgan, 2B

4

0

2

0

Cruz, LF

3

0

2

0

Cedeno, CF

4

0

1

2

Cabell, 3B

3

0

0

0

Ashby, C

4

0

1

0

Reynolds, SS

2

0

0

0

Landestoy, PH-SS

2

0

0

0

Niekro, P

2

1

1

0

Gonzalez, PH

1

0

0

0

Andujar, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

31

0

5

0

 

 

 

Houston

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Niekro (L, 4-3)

7

9

4

4

1

4

Andujar

2

3

0

0

0

1

 

 

Game-winning RBI- Bowa.

E- Andujar (1). DP- Houston 2. 2B- Puhl (5), Morgan (4). HR- Christenson (1). SB- Maddox (5). WP- Niekro (3). T- 2:25. A- 43,525.

Starting Lineups

 

Philadelphia Phillies

 

Houston Astros

Rose 1B

1

Walling 1B

McBride RF

2

Puhl RF

Schmidt 3B

3

Morgan 2B

Luzinski LF

4

Cruz LF

Boone C

5

Cedeno CF

Maddox CF

6

Cabell 3B

Bowa SS

7

Ashby C

Trillo 2B

8

Reynolds SS

Christenson P

9

Niekro P

 

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); McBride singled to right; Schmidt lined into a double play (center to first) [McBride out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 1ST: Walling made an out to right; Puhl lined to center; Morgan singled to center; Morgan was picked off first (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Luzinski singled to center; Boone walked [Luzinski to second]; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Luzinski to third]; Maddox lined to center; Bowa popped to second [Luzinski scored, Boone out at second]; Trillo singled to right [Bowa to second]; Christenson homered [Bowa scored, Trillo scored]; Rose grounded out (first to pitcher); 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz singled to left; Cedeno struck out; Cabell struck out; Ashby singled to center [Cruz to second]; Reynolds made an out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: McBride struck out; Schmidt singled to left; Luzinski singled to right [Schmidt to second]; Boone popped to second; Maddox struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 3RD: Niekro singled to center; Walling struck out; Puhl singled to center [Niekro to second]; Morgan made an out to right; Cruz walked [Niekro to third, Puhl to second]; Cedeno singled to center [Niekro scored, Puhl scored, Cruz to second]; Cruz was picked off second (pitcher to shortstop); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Bowa grounded out (pitcher to first); Trillo struck out (catcher to first); Christenson grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.

 

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell popped to second; Ashby struck out; Reynolds lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Rose singled to shortstop; McBride made an out to center; Schmidt popped to second; Luzinski grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.

 

ASTROS 5TH: Niekro struck out; Walling grounded out (third to first); Puhl doubled to right; Morgan made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Boone grounded out (first to pitcher); Maddox singled to left; Maddox stole second; Bowa struck out; Trillo grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.

 

ASTROS 6TH: SAUCIER REPLACED CHRISTENSON (PITCHING); Cruz struck out; Cedeno made an out to center; Cabell walked; Ashby forced Cabell (third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Saucier grounded out (shortstop to first); Rose singled to center; McBride grounded out (first unassisted) [Rose to second]; Schmidt grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.

 

ASTROS 7TH: LANDESTOY BATTED FOR REYNOLDS; Landestoy popped to first; GONZALEZ BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Gonzalez made an out to right; Walling grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: LANDESTOY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); ANDUJAR REPLACED GONZALEZ (PITCHING); Luzinski struck out; Boone popped to second; Maddox singled to center; Maddox was picked off first but was safe on an error by Andujar [Maddox to second]; Bowa made an out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.

 

ASTROS 8TH: GROSS REPLACED LUZINSKI (PLAYING LF); Puhl made an out to center; Morgan doubled to right [Morgan out at third (right to second to third)]; Cruz singled to left; Cedeno forced Cruz (third to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: Trillo singled to left [Trillo out at second (left to second)]; G. VUKOVICH BATTED FOR SAUCIER; G. Vukovich singled to center; Rose grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [G. Vukovich out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.

 

ASTROS 9TH: NOLES REPLACED G. VUKOVICH (PITCHING); Cabell grounded out (pitcher to first); Ashby popped to shortstop; Landestoy struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 4, Astros 2.