Allentown Morning Call - August 12, 1980

Darkness halts Phils, Cubs after 10


CHICAGO (AP) – Yesterday's game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs was suspended after 10 innings because of darkness with the teams locked in a 5-5 tie. 


The teams will resume the game prior to today's regularly-scheduled afternoon contest. 


The Cubs tied the game at 5-5 in the ninth on an RBI double by Bill Buckner and run-scoring grounder by Barry Foote. 


The Phillies scored three of their runs on sacrifice flies. Lonnie Smith singled to open the game, stole second, went to third on catcher Tim Blackwell's throwing error and scored on Bake McBride's sacrifice fly off starter Lynn McGlothen.


Manny Trillo tripled in the second inning and scored on Larry Bowa's sacrifice fly. 


Mike Schmidt opened the third with his 26th career homer in Wrigley Field and 28th of the season. Keith Moreland followed with a single, stole second, continued to third on Blackwell's second throwing error, and scored on Trillo's sacrifice fly. 


Schmidt singled in the fifth, took second on a wild pitch, and scored on a single by Garry Maddox.


Mike Tyson singled across Chicago's first run in the second and Buckner drove in another with a single in the fifth. Scot Thompson singled in the Chicago sixth, went to second on an infield out. took third on a passed ball, and scored on a balk by starter Bob Walk.


Meanwhile, the Phillies sent right-handed pitcher Dan Larson to their Reading farm club of the Eastern League yesterday and reactivated pitcher Larry Christenson. 


Larson had an 0-5 record with a 3.27 earned run average for the Phillies.