Syracuse Post-Standard - August 28, 1980

Steve Carlton Collects 20th Win


Compiled from Wire Services


Steve Carlton became the first National League pitcher to win 20 games this season as he led Philadelphia Wednesday to a 4-3 home victory over the Dodgers with Pete Rose driving in the winning run on a groundout in the eighth inning.


Carlton, 20-7, allowed eight hits and struck out eight in eight innings before being lifted for a pinch-hitter in the game-winning rally. Tug McGraw pitched the ninth, gaining his 14th save.


Steve Howe, 6-6, who had allowed just three earned runs in his last 16 appearances, was the Dodger loser.


Larry Bowa opened the Phillies' eighth witn an infield single, reached second on a sacrifice by Bob Boone and third on a pinch-hit single by Keith Moreland. Rose, who had three hits and drove in two runs in the game, then grounded to shortstop Bill Russell, who had no play on Bowa at the plate.


The Dodgers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on consecutive doubles by leadoff batter Dave Lopes and Bill Russell. The Phillies tied it in the second on Bob Boone's RBI single.


Los Angeles went back on top 2-1 in the fourth on Mickey Hatcher's run-scoring double.


The Phillies, however, went ahead in the fifth when Carlton led off with a single and scored on a double by Rose, who was out trying to stretch it into a triple. Bake McBride beat out an infield single and Mike Schmidt singled off Lopes' glove, advancing McBride to third. Greg Luzinski then grounded to first and Steve Garvey threw the ball into the dugout for an error that allowed McBride to score and put the Phillies ahead 3-2.


The lead lasted until Ron Cey led off the Dodger sixth with his 20th home run of the' season.