1980 National League Championship Series Game 1 Box Score

Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies
October 7, 1980 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on October 7, 1980 at Veterans Stadium. The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Houston Astros and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."
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Houston Astros 1, Philadelphia Phillies 3

Houston Astros ab   r   h rbi
Landestoy 2b 5 0 0 0
Cabell 3b 4 0 1 0
Cruz lf 3 1 1 0
Cedeno cf 3 0 1 0
Howe 1b 4 0 0 0
Woods rf 4 0 2 1
Pujols c 3 0 0 0
  Bergman pr 0 0 0 0
Reynolds ss 2 0 0 0
  Puhl ph 1 0 0 0
Forsch p 2 0 2 0
  Leonard ph 1 0 0 0
Totals 32 1 7 1
Philadelphia Phillies ab   r   h rbi
Rose 1b 4 1 2 0
McBride rf 4 0 1 0
Schmidt 3b 3 0 0 0
Luzinski lf 4 1 1 2
  Unser lf 0 0 0 0
Trillo 2b 4 0 0 0
Maddox cf 3 1 1 0
Bowa ss 2 0 1 0
Boone c 3 0 1 0
Carlton p 2 0 0 0
  Gross ph 1 0 1 1
  McGraw p 0 0 0 0
Totals 30 3 8 3
Houston 001 000 000170
Philadelphia 000 002 10x381
  Houston Astros IP H R ER BB SO
Forsch  L (0-1) 8.0 8 3 3 1 5
Totals 8.0 8 3 3 1 5
  Philadelphia Phillies IP H R ER BB SO
Carlton  W (1-0) 7.0 7 1 1 3 3
  McGraw  SV (1) 2.0 0 0 0 1 1
Totals 9.0 7 1 1 4 4

  E–Bowa (1).  DP–Philadelphia 1.  HR–Philadelphia Luzinski (1,6th inning off Forsch 1 on, 2 out).  SH–Forsch (1,off Carlton); Bowa (1,off Forsch).  SB–McBride (1,2nd base off Forsch/Pujols); Maddox (1,3rd base off Forsch/Pujols).  CS–Rose (1,2nd base by Forsch/Pujols).  U-HP–Bob Engel, 1B–Terry Tata, 2B–Bruce Froemming, 3B–Doug Harvey, LF–Jerry Crawford, RF–Ed Vargo.  T–2:35.  A–65,277.

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