Atlantic City Press - March 15, 1980

Phillies Lose to Lions 2-1


CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — John Wockenfuss’s bloop single drove in the winning run as the Detroit Tigers edged Philadelphia 2-1 Friday in the Phillies’ first exhibition baseball game. 


In the third inning with Detroit leading 1-0 and Alan Trammell on second base, Wockenfuss hit a short fly ball which center fielder Lonnie Smith lost in the sun. 


The ball dropped in and Trammell scored easily.


Detroit’s first run came in the second inning on three hits against loser Steve Carlton. Richie Hebner singled and moved to third as Dave Stegman doubled. One out later, Mark Wagner singled to right scoring Hebner. 


The Phillies’ run came on a two-out double by Mike Schmidt and a single to right by Greg Luzinski. Smith stole three bases for the losers.