Allentown Morning Call - June 18, 1980

Phillies stretch streak to 5 with 6-5 come-from-behind win


LOS ANGELES (AP) – Greg Gross' pinch single, Philadelphia's third straight single to open the eighth inning, drove home Larry Bowa to break a 5-5 tie and gave the Phillies their fifth consecutive triumph, a 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers last night. 


Los Angeles led 5-3 entering the seventh but the Phillies tied the score when Greg Luzinski doubled home Pete Rose, who led off with a bunt single, and Mike Schmidt, who walked, scored the tying run as Bob Boone grounded out. 


Bowa started the Phillies' winning rally with a bunt single off loser Bob Castillo, 1-3, to open the eighth. Manny Trillo followed with a hit and Gross singled Bowa home with the winning run. 


Ron Reed, 5-1, earned the victory in relief, his second in as many nights against the Dodgers. 


Home runs accounted for all the Los Angeles scoring. Ron Cey hit his ninth and Dusty Baker his 15th, both with the bases empty, off Phillies starter Dickie Noles. Steve Garvey hit a three-run shot off Noles in the fifth. 


Luzinski singled home the Phillies' first run in the first inning and Rose knocked in two in the second with a two-out single following an infield hit by Bowa and a double by Trillo.