Allentown Morning Call - July 19, 1980

Espinosa, Noles combine for 3-hitter


ATLANTA (AP) - Bake McBride and Pete Rose drove in three runs each while Nino Espinosa and Dickie Noles combined on a three-hitter last night, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves. 


Espinosa, 1-1, continued his comeback from season-long shoulder woes by pitching the first seven innings and allowed only two hits home runs by Bob Horner in the second and Chris ChambliSs in the seventh. He left in the eighth after issuing his only walk, a leadoff pass to Jeff Burroughs. 


Noles took over from there and surrendered a pinch single by Biff Pocoroba in the eighth. 


Mike Schmidt belted his 23rd homer in the sixth, a solo shot off Phil Niekro, 7-12. It was Schmidt's seventh career home run off Niekro. 


The Phillies scored three runs in the third. Ramon Aviles singled but was forced out on Espinosa's bunt. Lonnie Smith walked and Rose singled to right, scoring Espinosa. McBride then hit a two-run double to center.


McBride also drove in a run in seventh with a bases-loaded infield grounder that scored Aviles. Rose added a two-run single in the ninth.