Allentown Morning Call - July 21, 1980

Horner’s sacrifice fly hands Phillies’ Walk first loss


ATLANTA (AP) – Bob Horners fifth-inning sacrifice fly drove in Atlanta's winning run last night as the Braves beat Philadelphia 3-2 and handed Phillies rookie Bob Walk his first loss of the season. 


Larry McWilliams, 7-6, gave up seven hits as the Braves beat the Phillies for the third time in two days. He struck out two and walked one. Walk, who has won six games, yielded eight hits over six innings, striking out seven. 


The Braves struck for two runs in the first inning. Jerry Royster walked, went to third two outs later as Gary Matthews' pop fly fell in short left field for a single and scored when the throw from Lonnie Smith went to second base. Matthews then stole second and scored on a single by Jeff Burroughs. 


The Phillies got a run back in the second on consecutive two-out singles by Manny Trillo, Larry Bowa and Bob Boone. Atlanta made it 3-1 in the fifth when Dale Murphy and Chris Chambliss singled. Murphy moved to third on a fly by Matthews and scored on Horner's fly ball to center field. Philadelphia got its final run in the eighth on Manny Trillo's RBI double.