Galveston Daily News - May 26, 1980

Phils Take 3 Games Off Astros

 

PHILADELPHIA (UPI) – Mike Schmidt and Greg Luzinski hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning Sunday to power the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-2 victory over the Houston Astros and a sweep of the three-game series.

 

It was the fourth time this year Schmidt and Luzinski hit consecutive home runs.  Both now have hit 12 homers to share the National League lead.

 

Dick Ruthven picked up his fifth victory in eight decisions while Ken Forsch, 5-3, took the loss.  Ruthven went eight innings and gave up eight hits.

 

Houton took a 1-0 lead in the first when Craig Reynolds tripled and scored on a Terry Puhl sacrifice fly.  Cesar Cedeno tripled in the second and scored when Alan Ashby was safe on a Ruthven error.

 

Garry Maddox homered to open a three-run Philadelphia second.  With two out, Manny Trillo doubled and Ruthven walked.  Both moved up when Pete Rose was hit with a pitch and Bake McBride scored Trillo and Ruthven with a single to right.

 

 

Philadelphia made it 4-2 in the third when Luzinski doubled and scored on a single by Bob Boone.

Schmidt, Luzinski Have HR Routine Pat

 

By The United Press International

 

The Mike Schmidt and Greg Luzinski Show is ready for prime time.

 

Schmidt and Luzinski hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning Sunday to power the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-2 victory over the Houston Astros and a sweep of the three-game series.

 

It was the fourth time this year Schmidt and Luzinski hit consecutive home runs.  Both have now hit 12 homers to share the National League lead.

 

Dick Ruthven picked up his fifth victory in eight decisions while Ken Forsch, 5-3, took the loss. Ruthven went eight innings and gave up eight hits.

 

Houston took a 1-0 lead in the first when Craig Reynolds tripled and scored on a Terry Puhl sacrifice fly.  Cesar Cedeno tripled in the second and scored when Alan Ashby was safe on a Ruthven error.

 

Garry Maddox homered to open a three-run Philadelphia second.  With two out, Manny Trillo doubled and Ruthven walked.  Both moved up when Pete Rose was hit with a pitch and Bake McBride scored Trillo and Ruthven with a single to right.

 

 

Philadelphia made it 4-2 in the third when Luzinski doubled and scored on a single by Bob Boone.