Galveston Daily News - July 17, 1980

Phils walk by Houston


HOUSTON (UPI) – Unbeaten rookie Bob Walk tossed a three-hitter Wednesday night to win his sixth consecutive game and pace the Philadelphia Phillies a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros.


Walk gave up on\y two singles to Jose Cruz and a two-run homer to Art Howe — in the fourth — in pitching the second complete game of his career. The right-hander struck out three and walked four.


Philadelphia took an early 2-0 lead off loser Ken Forsch, 8-9, when Pete Rose doubled with one out in the first and scored on Bake McBride's single. McBrlde went to third on Keith Moreland's single and came home on Garry Maddox's groundout.