Allentown Morning Call - April 25, 1980

Phils lose 8-4 to Reading


READING – Tony McDonald's sacrifice grounder provided the game winning run and Bob Dernier added a two-run homer last night as the Eastern League's Reading Phillies beat the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League 8-4 in exhibition baseball. 


The series between Philadelphia and its farm club stands at 6-5-1 in Reading's favor. The annual exhibition contest drew 7,132 to Reading Municipal Stadium. 


Reading hurler Cliff Speck. 1-0. pitched the first six innings, allowing Philadelphia five hits and three runs, to take the win. Manny Abreu picked up a save in relief.


Dernier's third-inning blast off reliever Tug McGraw knocked in first baseman Joe Jones to tie the game 3-3. Earlier in the inning. Tony McDonald doubled and scored on Jones' infield hit. 


Reading, went ahead to stay in the bottom of the fourth when right fielder Jorge Bell singled, stole second and scored on Ozzie Virgil double. Phillies reliever Scott Munninghoff then walked Wayne Williams, allowing Virgil to advance wild pitch. Virgil scored when McDonald grounded out. 


Philadelphia jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first inning when Pete Rose singled and scored on consecutive walks to Greg Gross. Lonnie Smith and Mike Schmidt. Greg Luzinski then singled to score Gross and Smith, before Reading ended the inning with a triple play.