October 12, 1980 - NLCS Game 5 - Phillies 8, Houston 7

Pete Rose congratulates Del Unser after scoring in the 8th inning.
Pete Rose congratulates Del Unser after scoring in the 8th inning.

Phillies win series 3-2.

 

The deciding game of the National League Championship Series was, like the series itself, incredibly close and competitive. Houston had a three run lead, in the eighth inning, with Nolan Ryan pitching- and the Phillies took the lead. The Phillies had a two-run lead, in the eighth inning, with Tug McGraw pitching- and Houston tied it up again. In the end, the Phillies out-lasted the Astros and took the deciding game 8-7. Manny Trillo (3-for-5, triple, 2 RBI), Del Unser (2-for-2, 2 runs, RBI, Larry Bowa (2-for-5, run) and Bob Boone (2-for-3, run, 2 RBI) were stellar offensively. Trillo, who hit .381 for the five games, was named the MVP of the NLCS.

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Boxscore - Phillies 8, Astros 7

 

Philadelphia

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

5

0

1

-

8

Houston

1

0

0

0

0

1

3

2

0

0

-

7

 

 

 

Philadelphia

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

3

0

1

1

McBride, RF

3

0

0

0

Moreland, PH

1

0

0

1

Aviles, PR

0

1

0

0

McGraw, P

0

0

0

0

G. Vukovich, PH

1

0

0

0

Ruthven, P

0

0

0

0

Schmidt, 3B

5

0

0

0

Luzinski, LF

3

0

1

0

Smith, PR

0

0

0

0

Christenson, P

0

0

0

0

Reed, P

0

0

0

0

Unser, PH-RF

2

2

2

1

Trillo, 2B

5

1

3

2

Maddox, CF

4

1

1

1

Bowa, SS

5

1

2

0

Boone, C

3

1

2

2

Bystrom, P

2

0

0

0

Brusstar, P

0

0

0

0

Gross, LF

2

1

1

0

TOTALS

39

8

13

8

 

 

 

Philadelphia

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Bystrom

5.1

7

2

1

2

1

Brusstar

0.2

0

0

0

0

0

Christenson

0.2

2

3

3

1

0

Reed

0.1

1

0

0

0

0

McGraw

1

4

2

2

0

2

Ruthven (W, 1-0)

2

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Houston

AB

R

H

RBI

Puhl, CF

6

3

4

0

Cabell, 3B

5

1

1

0

Morgan, 2B

4

0

0

0

Landestoy, 2B

1

0

1

1

Cruz, LF

3

0

2

2

Walling, RF

5

2

1

1

LaCorte, P

0

0

0

0

Howe, 1B

4

0

2

1

Bergman, PR-1B

1

0

0

0

Pujols, C

1

0

0

0

Ashby, PH, C

3

0

1

1

Reynolds, SS

5

1

2

0

Ryan, P

3

0

0

0

Sambito, P

0

0

0

0

Forsch, P

0

0

0

0

Woods, PH-RF

1

0

0

0

Heep, PH

1

0

0

0

TOTALS

43

7

14

6

 

 

 

Houston

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Ryan

7*

8

6

6

2

8

Sambito

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

Forsch

0.2

2

1

1

0

1

LaCorte (L, 1-1)

2

3

1

1

1

1

 

 

* Ryan pitched to four batters in the eighth.

Game-winning RBI- Maddox (1)

E- Trillo, Luzinski. DP- Houston 2. LOB- Philadelphia 5, Houston 10. 2B- Cruz, Reynolds, Unser, Maddox. 3B- Howe, Trillo. SB- Puhl. SH- Cabell, Boone. WP- Christenson. U- Vargo, Crawford, Engel, Tata, Froemming and Harvey. T- 3:38. A- 44, 802.

Starting Lineups

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies

Houston Astros

1

Rose 1B

Puhl CF

2

McBride RF

Cabell 3B

3

Schmidt 3B

Morgan 2B

4

Luzinski LF

Cruz LF

5

Trillo 2B

Walling RF

6

Maddox CF

Howe 1B

7

Bowa SS

Pujols C

8

Boone C

Reynolds SS

9

Bystrom P

Ryan P

 

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Rose was called out on strikes; McBride made an out to left; Schmidt popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 0.

 

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl singled to left; Cabell made an out to right; Puhl stole second; Morgan made an out to center [Puhl to third]; Cruz doubled to right [Puhl scored]; Walling grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Astros 1.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Luzinski was called out on strikes; Trillo singled to center; Maddox walked [Trillo to second]; Bowa grounded out (pitcher to first) [Trillo to third, Maddox to second]; Boone singled to center [Trillo scored, Maddox scored]; Bystrom forced Boone (shortstop unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Astros 1.

 

ASTROS 2ND: Howe popped to second; Pujols walked; Reynolds doubled to right [Pujols out at home (right to second to catcher), Reynolds to third (on throw to home)]; Ryan grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Astros 1.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Rose singled to left; McBride struck out; Rose was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Schmidt struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Astros 1.

 

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl singled to right; Cabell popped to catcher in foul territory; Morgan made an out to center; Cruz walked [Puhl to second]; Walling made an out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Astros 1.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Luzinski was called out on strikes; Trillo singled to right; Maddox grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Trillo out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Astros 1.

 

ASTROS 4TH: Howe singled to center; Pujols forced Howe (third to second); Reynolds grounded out (second to first) [Pujols to second]; Ryan was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Astros 1.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Bowa was called out on strikes; Boone made an out to right; Bystrom struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Astros 1.

 

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl grounded out (first unassisted); Cabell singled to left; Morgan grounded out (first unassisted) [Cabell to second]; Cruz reached on an error by Trillo [Cabell out at home (first to catcher)]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Astros 1.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Rose lined to pitcher; McBride struck out; Schmidt popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Astros 1.

 

ASTROS 6TH: Walling reached on an error by Luzinski; Howe grounded out (third to first) [Walling to second]; ASHBY BATTED FOR PUJOLS; Ashby singled to center [Walling scored (unearned)]; BRUSSTAR REPLACED BYSTROM (PITCHING); Reynolds made an out to center; Ryan made an out to right; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Astros 2.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: ASHBY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Luzinski singled to right; SMITH RAN FOR LUZINSKI; Trillo made an out to center; Maddox grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Smith out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Astros 2.

 

ASTROS 7TH: CHRISTENSON REPLACED SMITH (PITCHING); GROSS REPLACED BRUSSTAR (PLAYING LF); Puhl singled to right; Cabell out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Puhl to second]; Morgan grounded out (third to first); Cruz walked; Walling singled to right [Puhl scored, Cruz to third]; Christenson threw a wild pitch [Cruz scored, Walling to second]; REED REPLACED CHRISTENSON (PITCHING); Howe tripled to right [Walling scored]; BERGMAN RAN FOR HOWE; Ashby made an out to left; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Astros 5.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: BERGMAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Bowa singled to center; Boone singled to pitcher [Bowa to second]; Gross singled to third [Bowa to third, Boone to second]; Rose walked [Bowa scored, Boone to third, Gross to second]; SAMBITO REPLACED RYAN (PITCHING); MORELAND BATTED FOR MCBRIDE; Moreland forced Rose (second to shortstop) [Boone scored, Gross to third]; FORSCH REPLACED SAMBITO (PITCHING); LANDESTOY REPLACED MORGAN (PLAYING 2B); AVILES RAN FOR MORELAND; Schmidt was called out on strikes; UNSER BATTED FOR REED; Unser singled to right [Gross scored, Aviles to second]; Trillo tripled to left [Aviles scored, Unser scored]; Maddox made an out to center; 5 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 7, Astros 5.

 

ASTROS 8TH: UNSER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); MCGRAW REPLACED AVILES (PITCHING); Reynolds singled to second; WOODS BATTED FOR FORSCH; Woods was called out on strikes; Puhl singled to right [Reynolds to third]; Cabell was called out on strikes; Landestoy singled to right [Reynolds scored, Puhl to second]; Cruz singled to center [Puhl scored, Landestoy to third]; Walling forced Cruz (shortstop to second); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 7, Astros 7.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: WOODS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); LACORTE REPLACED WALLING (PITCHING); Bowa singled to left; Boone out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Bowa to second]; Gross grounded out (first unassisted) [Bowa to third]; Rose was walked intentionally; VUKOVICH BATTED FOR MCGRAW; Vukovich grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 7, Astros 7.

 

ASTROS 9TH: RUTHVEN REPLACED VUKOVICH (PITCHING); Bergman grounded out (second to first); Ashby grounded out (second to first); Reynolds made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 7, Astros 7.

 

PHILLIES 10TH: Schmidt struck out; Unser doubled to right; Trillo made an out to center; Maddox doubled to center [Unser scored]; Bowa lined to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 8, Astros 7.

 

ASTROS 10TH: HEEP BATTED FOR WOODS; Heep popped to shortstop; Puhl lined to center; Cabell made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 8, Astros 7.