May 5, 1980

The Phils, after taking two of three from the Los Angeles Dodgers, knocked Rick Matula out of the box early and cruised to a 7-1 win against the Atlanta Braves.  Steve Carlton was the beneficiary of the resurgent offense, though he didn't need it.  He pitched a three-hitter, holding the Braves to one run in earning his fifth win of the season.

NL East Standings after games of May 5, 1980

 

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Pirates

13

7

.649

-

Cubs

11

8

.578

Phillies

10

10

.500

3

Cardinals

10

12

.454

4

Expos

9

13

.409

5

Mets

8

14

.363

6

 

Scoreboard

National League

 

Atlanta 1

Phillies 7

 

Houston 1

Montreal 10

 

Cincinnati 2

New York 3

 

San Francisco 5

St. Louis 9

American League

 

Minnesota 4

Baltimore 2

 

Milwaukee 7

Chicago 11

 

Cleveland 1

Oakland 5

 

Boston 3

Texas 11

Transactions

Phillies

None

 

National League

None

 

American League

Kansas City - Signed Rusty Torres, outfielder, as a free agent.