October 11, 1980 - NLCS Game 4 - Phillies 5, Houston 3

Pete Rose bowls over Astros catcher Bruce Bochy to score the go-ahead run in the 10th inning.
Pete Rose bowls over Astros catcher Bruce Bochy to score the go-ahead run in the 10th inning.

Series ties 2-2.

 

The Phillies had their backs against the wall during game four. Houston only needed one win to capture the pennant and send the Phillies home with yet another bitter defeat. The Phils would have none of it, however, as they came back from a 2-0 deficit to take the lead in the 8th. After Houston tied it to send the game to extra innings, the Phillies scored two runs in the 10th to extend the series to the ultimate 5th game.  Greg Luzinski, angered by being benched for the game, would deliver a pinch-hit double that knocked in Pete Rose, who in turn knocked over Astros catcher Bruce Bochy, to score what would become the winning run.

Video - Pete Rose Bowls Over Bruce Bochy

Audio - 4th Inning Triple Play Controversy

Photo Album

Boxscore: Phillies 5, Astros 3

 

Philadelphia

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

2

-

5

Houston

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

-

3

 

 

 

Philadelphia

AB

R

H

RBI

L. Smith, LF

4

1

2

0

Unser, LF-RF

1

0

0

0

Rose, 1B

4

2

2

1

Schmidt, 3B

5

0

2

1

McBride, RF

4

0

2

0

Luzinski, PH

1

1

1

1

G. Vukovich, LF

0

0

0

0

Trillo, 2B

4

0

2

2

Maddox, CF

4

0

0

0

Bowa, SS

5

0

1

0

Boone, C

4

0

0

0

Carlton, P

2

0

0

0

Noles, P

0

0

0

0

Saucier, P

0

0

0

0

Reed, P

0

0

0

0

Gross, PH

1

1

1

0

Brusstar, P

1

0

0

0

McGraw, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

40

5

13

5

 

 

 

Philadelphia

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Carlton

5.1

4

2

2

5

3

Noles

1.1

0

0

0

2

0

Saucier

0*

0

0

0

1

0

Reed

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

Brusstar (W, 1-0)

2

1

1

1

1

0

McGraw (S, 2)

1

0

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

Houston

AB

R

H

RBI

Puhl, RF-CF

3

0

1

1

Cabell, 3B

4

1

1

0

Morgan, 2B

3

0

0

0

Woods, RF

2

0

0

0

Walling, PH

1

0

0

0

Leonard, RF

1

0

0

0

Howe, 1B

3

0

1

1

Cruz, LF

3

0

0

0

Pujols, C

3

1

1

0

Bochy, C

1

0

0

0

Landestoy, SS

3

1

1

1

Ruhle, P

3

0

0

0

D. Smith, P

0

0

0

0

Sambito, P

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

30

3

5

3

 

 

 

Houston

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Ruhle

7†

8

3

3

1

3

D. Smith

0‡

1

0

0

0

0

Sambito (L, 0-1)

3

4

2

2

1

5

 

 

Saucier pitched to one batter in seventh.

† Ruhle pitched to three batters in eighth.

‡ Smith pitched to one batter in eighth.

Game-winning RBI- Luzinski (2).

E- Landestoy. DP- Philadelphia 3, Houston 2. LOB- Philadelphia 8, Houston 8. 2B- Howe, Cabell, Luzinski, Trillo. 3B- Pujols. SB- McBride, L. Smith, Landestoy, Woods, Puhl, Bowa. SH- Sambito. SF- Howe, Trillo. U- Harvey, Vargo, Crawford, Engel, Tate and Froemming. T- 3:55. A- 44,952.

Starting Lineups

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies

Houston Astros

1

Smith LF

Puhl CF

2

Rose 1B

Cabell 3B

3

Schmidt 3B

Morgan 2B

4

McBride RF

Woods RF

5

Trillo 2B

Howe 1B

6

Maddox CF

Cruz LF

7

Bowa SS

Pujols C

8

Boone C

Landestoy SS

9

Carlton P

Ruhle P

 

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); Rose lined to left; Schmidt struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl struck out; Cabell grounded out (third to first); Morgan grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: McBride singled to center; McBride stole second; Trillo grounded out (second to first) [McBride to third]; Maddox struck out; Bowa grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 2ND: Woods made an out to right; Howe doubled to left; Cruz struck out; Pujols made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Boone grounded out (shortstop to first); Carlton made an out to center; Smith singled to right; Smith stole second; Rose walked; Schmidt popped to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 3RD: Landestoy grounded out (third to first); Ruhle made an out to left; Puhl grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 0.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: McBride singled to left; Trillo singled to left [McBride to second]; Maddox lined into a double play (pitcher to first) [Trillo out at first]; Bowa grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell doubled to left; Morgan grounded out (first unassisted) [Cabell to third]; Woods walked; Howe flied into a double play (left to third) [Cabell scored, Woods out at first]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 1.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Boone grounded out (third to first); Carlton grounded out (second to first); Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 1.

 

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz made an out to center; Pujols tripled to center; Landestoy singled to left [Pujols scored]; Ruhle was called out on strikes; Landestoy stole second; Puhl walked; Cabell made an out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 2.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Rose struck out; Schmidt singled to center; McBride forced Schmidt (first to shortstop) [McBride to second (error by Landestoy)]; Trillo made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 2.

 

ASTROS 6TH: Morgan walked; Woods forced Morgan (third to second); Woods stole second; Howe was walked intentionally; Cruz walked [Woods to third, Howe to second]; NOLES REPLACED CARLTON (PITCHING); Pujols flied into a double play (right to pitcher to third) [Woods out at third]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 2.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Maddox grounded out (third to first); Bowa grounded out (second to first); Boone popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 2.

 

ASTROS 7TH: Landestoy grounded out (first to pitcher); Ruhle popped to third; Puhl walked; Puhl stole second; Cabell walked; SAUCIER REPLACED NOLES (PITCHING); Morgan walked [Puhl to third, Cabell to second]; REED REPLACED SAUCIER (PITCHING); WALLING BATTED FOR WOODS; Walling grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 2.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: LEONARD REPLACED WALLING (PLAYING RF); BOCHY REPLACED PUJOLS (PLAYING C ); GROSS BATTED FOR REED; Gross singled to center; Smith singled to left [Gross to second]; Rose singled to right [Gross scored, Smith to third, Rose to second (on throw)]; SMITH REPLACED RUHLE (PITCHING); Schmidt singled to second [Smith scored, Rose to third]; SAMBITO REPLACED SMITH (PITCHING); McBride struck out; Trillo flied into a double play (right to catcher to first) [Rose scored, Schmidt out at first]; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Astros 2.

 

ASTROS 8TH: BRUSSTAR REPLACED GROSS (PITCHING); Howe made an out to center; Cruz made an out to center; Bochy lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Astros 2.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: Maddox made an out to right; Bowa singled to center; Boone struck out while Bowa stole second; Brusstar struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Astros 2.

 

ASTROS 9TH: UNSER REPLACED SMITH (PLAYING RF); MCBRIDE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Landestoy walked; Sambito out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Landestoy to second]; Puhl singled to right [Landestoy scored]; Cabell flied into a double play (right to first) [Puhl out at first]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Astros 3.

 

PHILLIES 10TH: Unser struck out; Rose singled to center; Schmidt lined to left; LUZINSKI BATTED FOR MCBRIDE; Luzinski doubled to left [Rose scored, Luzinski to third (on throw to home)]; Trillo doubled to center [Luzinski scored]; Maddox was walked intentionally; Bowa struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 5, Astros 3.

 

ASTROS 10TH: MCGRAW REPLACED LUZINSKI (PITCHING); VUKOVICH REPLACED BRUSSTAR (PLAYING RF); UNSER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Morgan was called out on strikes; Leonard made an out to right; Howe made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 5, Astros 3.