Camden Courier-Post - June 17, 1980

Phils nip Dodgers in 12


By Hal Bodley, Gannett News Service


LOS ANGELES – Manny Trillo delivered a game-winning double last night, but what the Phillies will remember most about their 3-2 conquest of the Los Angeles Dodgers are two balks.


Trillo's clutch one-out double to the gap in right-center off reliever Rich Sutcliffe scored Larry Bowa in the 12th as the Phillies won their fourth straight game and fifth in their last six.


The triumph moved the Phils to within 1½ games of the Montreal Expos and Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League East.


RON REED, who came in after Randy Lerch pitched 10 strong innings, gained the victory to raise his record to 4-1, while Tug McGraw worked the 12th for his 65th career save with the Phillies.


With one down in the 12th, Bowa singled to right. With Trillo at the plate, Sutcliffe was charged with a balk and Bowa moved to second. Trillo then delivered his game-winning hit.


A balk by starter Jerry Reuss helped the Phils move into a 2-2 tie in the fourth inning after the Dodgers had gone on top 2-0 off Lerch in the fourth.


Lerch, who has been ineffective of late, allowed just seven hits during 10 innings.


"HE SHOWED good demeanor and toughness," Phillies Manager Dallas Green said of Lerch, who entered the game with a 2-8 won-lost record. "I haven't seen him like that all season. He should not be 2-8 with the stuff he had tonight."


Lerch's best inning was in the sixth. Garvey lined a ground-rule double down the line in left and went to third on Dusty Baker's fly to right. Lerch then got Ron Cey on a fly to shallow center and stalked off the mound after Pedro Guerro grounded out.


Lerch worked out of first-inning trouble when the Dodgers collected two hits, but was not as fortunate in the third. '


AFTER REUSS fanned, Davey Lopes singled to center just out of the reach of Trillo's glove and advanced to second on Bill Russell's infield out. Reggie Smith then cracked a single to left and it was 1-0.


Steve Garvey followed with a booming double to right-center that sent Lonnie Smith crashing against the wall in an attempt to haul it in. As the dazed Smith crumbled to the ground, Reggie Smith easily scored and it was 2-0.


Lonnie Smith remained in the game after regaining consciousness, but left in favor of Bake McBride after batting in the top of the fourth. Trainer Don Seger said Smith injured his right rib cage area, but the injury was not serious enough to merit X-rays.


After Lonnie Smith grounded out to start the fourth, Pete Rose singled to right and raced to third on Mike Schmidt's double to center. With Greg Luzinski batting, home-plate umpire Paul Pryor called a balk on Reuss, allowing Rose to score and Schmidt to take third. Luzinski followed with a sacrifice fly to center, tying the game.


PHIL UPS – Because of Dick Ruthven's shoulder injury, Green has decided to remove Dickie Noles from the bullpen and have him start tonight's game against Dave Glotz... The Phils had a 10-8 record on the West Coast last season... They were 3-3 in Dodger Stadium... The Phils will leave after tonight's game and bus down the freeway to San Diego where they will play the Padres tomorrow night and Thursday afternoon before going op to play San Francisco in a three-game set.

Lopes tops 1 million in voting


NEW YORK (AP) – Second baseman Davey Lopes of the Los Angeles Dodgers became baseball's first player to pass the one million vote mark in the balloting for 'the National League all-star team.


Lopes had 1,047,577 votes in the weekly tabulation released yesterday and remained the runaway choice to start at second base in the July 8 All-Star game in Los Angeles.


Teammate Steve Garvey continued to dominate in the balloting for first base, with 825,287 votes. Keith Hernandez of the St. Louis Cardinals followed at 473,725.


The voting race at all other positions remained much closer. In the outfield, as many as nine players were in contention for the three starting jobs. Dave Parker of the Pittsburgh Pirates led the pack with 780,267, followed by the Dodgers' Reggie Smith, 553,426, and Greg Luzinksi of the Phillies, 558,685.


Ted Simmons of the Cardinals led Steve Yeager of Los Angeles at catcher with 695,690 votes to 526,389. The top two vote-getters at shortstop were from the same teams, with the Cards' Garry Templeton leading the Dodgers' Bill Russell, 609,762 to 522,190.


Mike Schmidt of the Phillies led at third base with 747,425 votes while Ron Cey of Los Angeles followed at 660,533.


Voting continues through June 25.