Allentown Morning Call - August 11, 1980

Lecture no help as Phils drop 6 games back


PITTSBURGH AP) - Mike Easier drove in two runs and Don Robinson and two relievers combined on a six-hitter as Pittsburgh beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 Sunday to sweep a doubleheader and extend the Pirates' victory streak to seven games. 


The Phillies, given an angry lecture between games by Manager Dallas Green, lost the opener 7-1 as Jim Bibby notched his 14th victory and Tim Foli drove in three runs. 


The sweep boosted the Pirates into a tie with Montreal atop the National League East. The Phillies fell six games back. 


The Philadelphia clubhouse was closed between games, but reporters gathered outside heard Green shouting at his team, swept in a four-game weekend series with the Pirates. "Get up off your rear ends and beat somebody," Green yelled. 


In the nightcap, Easler's sacrifice fly off loser Dan Larson, 0-5, gave the Pirates a 1-0 lead in the third. 


Dale Berra drove in another Pittsburgh run in the fourth and Easier added a run-scoring double in the seventh off reliever Ron Reed. 


Robinson, 4-5, allowed a solo home run in the seventh inning by Bake McBride, his sixth of the season. But Lee Lacy countered with a solo homer in the eighth.


Left-hander Grant Jackson replaced Robinson in the eighth inning and needed relief help in the ninth from Kent Tekulve, who gained his 17th save. 


In the first game, the Pirates took a 2-0 lead in the second off loser Randy Lerch, 3-13, on a run-scoring single by Bill Madlock and a sacrifice fly by Phil Garner. 


Lacy singled home another run in the fifth, Foli rapped a three-run, bases-full double in the sixth off reliever Dickie Noles and Garner double home another run in the Pirate seventh. 


Bibby, 14-2, scattered eight hits. He allowed an RBI single by Keith Moreland in the sixth.


The Phillies are winless in their last 10 road games.