Chicago Tribune - July 26, 1980

Phillies 5-0, Braves 4-3


Bruce Benedict singled in runs to back the seven-hit pitching of Tommy Boggs [5-5] and give the Atlanta Braves a 3-0 victory over the Phillies and a split of their double-header.


In the opener, Mike Schmidt had four bits [including two home runs, his 25th and 26th] and drew a game-winning walk from reliever Larry Bradford in the 12th inning, giving Philadelphia a 5-4 victory, snapping a six-game Phillie losing streak. The Phillies' Dick Ruthven [9-7] pitched a complete game – the longest stint in the National League this year. Rick Camp [3-4] was the loser.


Schmidt's first homer was his 230th as a Phillie, breaking the team record set by Del Ennis. The second marked the 24th time in his career that Schmidt has hit two or more home runs in one game.


Bob Horner extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a two-run homer. It was his 21st homer of the season and 14th in July-only the New York Yankees' Joe DiMaggio, the Detroit Tigers' Hank Greenberg, and the Milwaukee Braves Joe Adcock have hit more homers in July [15].