Allentown Morning Call - August 18, 1980

Maddox lifts Phils in sweep of Mets


NEW YORK (AP) – Garry Maddox slammed a home run in each game and drove in five runs as the Philadelphia Phillies swept a doubleheader yesterday from the New York Mets 9-4 and 4-1, with Steve Carlton posting his 19th victory in the opener. 


Carlton, 19-6, allowed 10 hits but struck out 11 in the first game as Bake McBride hit a two-run homer and Lonnie Smith added a solo shot to the first of Maddox's homers. 


Randy Lerch, 4-13, with relief help from Ron Reed, held New York to six hits in the nightcap as the Phillies completed the first five-game sweep over New York at home si nee 1964 when the Mets were swept by the Cincinnati Reds. The Phillies had 22 hits in the twinbill and a total of 71 in the series. 


Maddox put the Phillies in front 2-1 in the fourth inning of the second game when he hit his ninth homer after a single by Manny Trillo off Roy Lee Jackson, 1-4.


Two New York errors contributed to a pair of Philadelphia runs in the fifth. Mike Schmidt capped the uprising with a sacrifice fly. 


New York had scored off Lerch in the second on Doug Flynn's sacrifice fly. 


Lerch won his first game since he beat Montreal on July 1 and Reed posted his eighth save of the year. 


In the opener, Carlton became the first 19-game winner in the National League and joined Baltimore's Steve Stone in the majors with that total.


Loser Ray Burris, 6-7, lasted 4⅔ innings for the Mets, giving up 10 hits and eight runs. 


Smith led off the Philadelphia first with a double and McBride hit his seventh homer two outs later to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead. The Mets managed a run in the second on Doug Flynn's RBI triple. 


The Phillies got two more runs in the fourth on an infield single by McBride and Maddox's eighth homer of the season. They blew the ; game open in the fifth with four more runs and Smith's third homer of the season gave Philadelphia its ninth run in the sixth inning.