Atlantic City Press - April 19, 1980

Carter’s 4 RBI Trip Phils 7-5


Montreal 7, Phila. 5


MONTREAL (AP) – Gary Carter drove in four runs with a single and a three-run homer that capped a five-run fifth-inning rally and gave Montreal a 7-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Friday in the Expos’ home opener before a crowd of 41,222. 


Carter’s blast, his second of the season, came against starter Dick' Ruthven, 1-1, and scored Andre Dawson and Larry Parrish. Dawson had walked and Parrish had singled. 


Parrish's single had brought home Ron Lelore to narrow the gap to 4-3 before Carter unloaded his homer. Chris Speier later stroked a single to left field to knock in the fifth run of the inning. 


The Phillies overcame a 2-1 deficit in the fourth against starter Scott Sanderson, 1-0, when Mike Schmidt cracked his first homer of the year with Bake McBride aboard after a double. Greg Luzinski followed Schmidt with a towering homer into the left field bleachers, his second of the season. 


Schmidt had given Philadelphia a 1-0 lead in the third inning by stroking a single to drive in Pete Rose, who had also singled. But the Expos scored twice in the fourth on a run-scoring single by Carter and Speier’s triple to right field. 


The Phillies added their fifth run in the eighth with the help of two Montreal errors. Reliever David Palmer threw high to second base on Larry Bowa’s fielder’s choice, and second baseman Rodney Scott fired the ball past first as he attempted to turn Manny Trillo’s grounder into a double play. The error enabled Boone to score. 


Veteran left-hander Woodie’ Fryman came on to retire the next two batters, ending the inning. He allowed only a two-out single to Schmidt in the ninth to record his first save of the year.