Allentown Morning Call - May 15, 1980

Carlton registers sixth win as Phillies pound Braves, 9-1


ATLANTA (AP) – Lefthander Steve Carlton gave up only two hits in six innings and Pete Rose drove in four runs as the Philadelphia Phillies pounded out a 9-1 triumph over the Atlanta Braves last night. 


Carlton, 6-2, did not allow a run until Bob Horner led off the sixth with his first homer of the season. Carlton, who struck out four and walked three, now has yielded only five hits to the Braves in 15 innings this season. 


Kevin Saucier and Tug McGraw combined to pitch the last three innings for Philadelphia. 


Rose, Bake McBride and Larry Bowa each had three hits to lead a 14-hit assault against Atlanta starter Larry McWilliams, 2-3. and relievers Tommy Boggs, Preston Hanna and Gene Garber. 


After scoring two runs in the first on a Mike Schmidt grounder and an Atlanta error, the Phillies got two more in the second on the first of Rose's two doubles and a run-scoring single by Bake McBride. 


Rose keyed a four-run third with a two-run single and doubled home another run in the fifth.