In a switch from the first two games of the series, this time it was the Dodgers who got out to the big early lead, jumping all over Phils starter Randy Lerch. By the top of the 6th inning, the Dodgers held a 9-0 lead. The Phils clawed back, and by the 9th inning had tied it up at 9-9. Unfortunately, the Dodgers would score three in the 9th off of Dickie Noles, and hold a late Phillies rally, and the Phils fell short 12-10, thereby handing Noles his first loss of the season. Greg Luzinski and Bob Boone both homered in a losing cause. In a side note, this turns out to be Scott Munninghoff's last game in the major leagues.
Los Angeles 12 vs. Phillies 10- May 4, 1980
Game Summary (courtesy of retrosheet.org):
PHILLIES 1ST: THOMAS REPLACED LAW (PLAYING CF); Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); McBride grounded out (second to first); Unser struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Dodgers 4,Phillies 0.
DODGERS 2ND: Yeager lined to shortstop; Goltz grounded out (pitcher to first); Lopes struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Dodgers 4, Phillies 0.
PHILLIES 2ND: Schmidt popped to shortstop; Luzinski grounded out (shortstop to first); Boone singled to left; Bowa singled to center [Boone to second]; Aguayo popped to third [Boone out at third]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Dodgers 4, Phillies 0.
DODGERS 3RD: Thomas doubled to left; Smith struck out but Thomas advanced to home and Smith advanced to first on a wild pitch; Garvey grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Smith out at second]; Cey singled to left; Baker grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Dodgers 5, Phillies 0.
PHILLIES 3RD: Lerch made an out to left; Rose made an out to left; McBride made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Dodgers 5, Phillies 0.
DODGERS 4TH: AVILES REPLACED AGUAYO (PLAYING 2B); Russell made an out to left; Yeager popped to third; Goltz singled to right; Lopes grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Dodgers 5, Phillies 0.
PHILLIES 4TH: Unser struck out; Schmidt lined to first; Luzinski doubled to right; Boone reached on an error by Russell [Luzinski to third]; Bowa forced Boone (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Dodgers 5, Phillies 0.
DODGERS 5TH: Thomas struck out; Smith grounded out (third to first); Garvey lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Dodgers 5, Phillies 0.
PHILLIES 5TH: Aviles grounded out (third to first); Lerch popped to shortstop; Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Dodgers 5, Phillies 0.
DODGERS 6TH: Cey doubled to left; Baker homered [Cey scored]; Russell singled to center; MUNNINGHOFF REPLACED LERCH (PITCHING); Yeager singled to center [Russell to second]; Munninghoff threw a wild pitch [Russell to third, Yeager to second]; Goltz walked; Lopes walked [Russell scored, Yeager to third, Goltz to second]; REED REPLACED MUNNINGHOFF (PITCHING); Thomas hit a sacrifice fly to center [Yeager scored]; Smith popped to shortstop; Garvey made an out to right; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Dodgers 9, Phillies 0.
PHILLIES 6TH: THOMASSON REPLACED SMITH (PLAYING RF); HATCHER REPLACED CEY (PLAYING 3B); McBride grounded out (first unassisted); Unser singled to right; Schmidt doubled to left [Unser to third]; Luzinski homered [Unser scored, Schmidt scored]; Boone homered; Bowa grounded out (second to first); Aviles grounded out (third to first); 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Dodgers 9, Phillies 4.
DODGERS 7TH: Hatcher singled to center; Baker lined into a double play
(third to first) [Hatcher out at second]; Russell
PHILLIES 7TH: GROSS BATTED FOR REED; Gross made an out to center; Rose reached on an error by Hatcher [Rose to second]; McBride singled to right [Rose scored (unearned)]; Unser tripled to center [McBride scored]; HOUGH REPLACED GOLTZ (PITCHING); Schmidt hit a sacrifice fly to left [Unser scored (unearned)]; Luzinski struck out but advanced to first on a passed ball; Hough threw a wild pitch [Luzinski to second]; Boone walked; SMITH RAN FOR BOONE; Bowa was hit by a pitch [Luzinski to third, Smith to second]; HOWE REPLACED HOUGH (PITCHING); Aviles made an out to center; 3 R, 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB. Dodgers 9, Phillies 7.
DODGERS 8TH: SAUCIER REPLACED UNSER (PITCHING); SMITH STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); MORELAND REPLACED GROSS (PLAYING C ); Yeager struck out; Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); Lopes popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Dodgers 9, Phillies 7.
PHILLIES 8TH: Moreland grounded out (pitcher to first); Rose walked;
McBride singled to left [Rose to third, McBride to
DODGERS 9TH: NOLES REPLACED J. VUKOVICH (PITCHING); Thomas singled to right; Thomasson singled to left [Thomas to second]; Garvey singled to center [Thomas to third, Thomasson to second]; Moreland allowed a passed ball [Thomas scored, Thomasson to third, Garvey to second]; Hatcher doubled to left [Thomasson scored, Garvey scored]; Baker was walked intentionally; MCGRAW REPLACED NOLES (PITCHING); Russell out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Hatcher to third, Baker to second]; Yeager was walked intentionally; GUERRERO BATTED FOR BECKWITH; Guerrero was called out on strikes; Lopes struck out; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Dodgers 12, Phillies 9.
PHILLIES 9TH: REUSS REPLACED GUERRERO (PITCHING); Luzinski singled to
center; Yeager allowed a passed ball [Luzinski tosecond]; Smith singled
to shortstop; Bowa forced Smith (second to shortstop) [Luzinski to third];
Aviles hit a sacrifice fly to center [Luzinski scored]; Moreland struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1LOB. Dodgers 12, Phillies 10.