Allentown Morning Call - July 24, 1980

Walks lead to sixth straight defeat for Phillies, 7-3


CINCINNATI ( AP) – Joe Nolan drove in three runs and Ken Griffey knocked in two last night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-3 victory over Philadelphia, and saddling the Phillies' with their sixth consecutive loss. 


The Reds converted three consecutive walks by Nino Espinosa, 1-2, into runs in the fourth inning. Nolan's double to right-center field scored two runs and Junior Kennedy's sacrifice fly provided the game winner. 


The three-run rally wiped Philadelphia's 3-1 lead off Bruce Berenyi, 2-0, who scattered eight hits over Va in his fourth major league start. Tom Hume picked up his 16th save.


Cincinnati added two runs in the seventh, when Kennedy walked and Berenyi, trying to sacrifice, was safe on a fielder's choice. Griffey then doubled to right for the two runs. The Reds also scored in the eighth on Nolan's sacrifice fly. 


Cincinnati opened the scoring in the second inning on George Foster's ground-rule double, Dan Driessen's single and a double-play ball by Ray Knight. 


In the third, after Pete Rose singled, Mike Schmidt, leading the National League in homers, drilled his 24th of the season, tying him with Del Ennis for the Phillies' all-time home run record at 259.


The Phils got an unearned run in the fourth when Larry Bowa singled, took third on Driessen's throwing error on Espinosa s bunt and scored on Lonnie Smith's double-play ball.