May 23, 1980

Big matchup of future Hall-of-Famers in Steve Carlton facing Nolan Ryan.  Carlton got the better of this matchup, shutting out the Houston Astros on four hits, striking out eight Astros hitters in the process.  It was Carlton's second shutout and fourth complete game in ten starts.

NL East Standings after games of May 23, 1980

 

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Pirates

22

13

.628

-

Phillies

18

15

.545

3

Expos

18

16

.529

Cubs

16

18

.470

Mets

14

21

.400

8

Cardinals

14

23

.378

9

 

 

Scoreboard

National League

 

Houston 0

Phillies 3

 

Los Angeles 0

Chicago 2

 

Montreal 7

Cincinnati 4

 

Atlanta 1

New York 2

 

San Francisco 4

Pittsburgh 5

 

San Diego 2

St. Louis 0

American League

 

Detroit 3

Baltimore 5

 

Cleveland 1

Boston 4

 

Kansas City 13

California 9

 

Minnesota 0

Milwaukee 5

 

Texas 3

Oakland 1

 

Chicago 0

Seattle 8

 

New York 7

Toronto 3

Transactions

Phillies

None

 

National League

None

 

American League

None