Allentown Morning Call - August 30, 1980

Moreland, McGraw pace Phillies 3-2 victory


SAN DIEGO (AP) – Rookie Keith Moreland scored a run and drove in another and reliever Tug McGraw protected starting pitcher Larry Christen-son's lead, as the Philadelphia Phillies outlasted the San Diego Padres 3-2 last night. 


Christenson, 5-1, was relieved in the seventh by McGraw, who pitched the final 2⅔ innings to earn his 15th save. 


After two-hitting the Padres for six innings, Christenson allowed a single by Luis Salazar, a walk to Gene Tenace and a run-scoring double by pinch-hitter Broderick Perkins to bring on McGraw. 


Tenace scored on a groundout by Gene Richards to cut the Philadelphia lead to 3- 2.


Loser Steve Mura, 4-7, surrendered three runs on nine hits through 6⅔ innings. The loss was the fourth straight for the 25-year-old right-hander. 


Moreland ignited a two-run Phils second inning with a double off the leftfield wall. Garry Maddox followed with a single, stole second, took third on Manny Trillo's grounded out which scored Moreland, and scored himself on an infield single by Larry Bowa to give Philadelphia a 2-0 lead. 


A bloop single to right by Moreland drove in Bake McBride for an unearned run in the third. McBride led off with a walk and was apparently thrown out attempting to steal second. He was ruled safe, however, after rookie second baseman Tim Flannery dropped the ball for an error on what would have been the third out. 


Christenson's victory was his second since returning to the Phillies on Aug. 11 after undergoing arm surgery.