Reading Eagle - March 19, 1980

Expos Blank Phils, 2-0


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Ken Macha drilled a run-scoring single and Tommy Hutton accounted for the second run of the eighth inning with a base-loaded walk Tuesday as the Montreal Expos defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 in exhibition baseball action.


Catcher Roberto Ramos led off the bottom of the eighth against loser Ron Reed with a bad hop single off shortstop Bud Harrelson’s glove and was sacrificed to second by Rowland Office.


Randy Bass was issued an intentional walk before Tony Bernazard loaded the bases with a single. Macha then delivered a line drive single over shortstop to score Ramos, with Bass thrown out at the plate.


A walk to Danny Briggs loaded the bases again, and Hutton worked Reed for a walk to drive in an insurance run.


Hal Dues, who spent last season in the minors after elbow surgery, was the winner, pitching the final two innings. Scott Sanderson threw the first four innings for the Expos and Jamie Easterly pitched the next three. Reed was the last of four Phillies’ hurlers.