Atlantic City Press - March 30, 1980

Tiant Leads Yankees Past Phillies, 3-1


CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Luis Tiant pitched one-hit ball for five innings Saturday as the New York Yankees beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 in an exhibition baseball game. 


The lone hit off Tiant was an infield single by Bake McBride in the fourth inning. Until then, Tiant had retired 13 straight batters. 


All three New York runs came off loser Dickie Noles in the sixth. Following a pair of walks to start the inning, Reggie Jackson bounced to Pete Rose, who threw to second for a forceout.


Larry Bowa's return throw to first was wild, allowing Ruppert Jones to score. Jackson moved up to second and advanced to third as Jim Spencer singled. Brad Gulden's single scored Jackson and sent Spencer to third. Spencer scored on a passed ball.