Each side had 10 hits, but the Phillies made more out of theirs as they defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates to reclaim a tenuous hold on first place in the Eastern Division. Hardluck Randy Lerch finally claimed his first victory of the season, going 8 innings and giving up three runs on ten hits. Mike Schmidt powered the Phils to an early lead with a first inning threerun home run off of eventual loser Don Robinson of the Pirates. Pete Rose had a pair of doubles, and Garry Maddox and Bake McBride each had a twobagger. Ron Reed earned his second save of the season, finishing the game for Lerch in the ninth inning.
NL East standings as of May 28, 1980

Pittsburgh 3 vs. Phillies 2 May 27, 1980 Boxscore:
Game Summary (courtesy of retrosheet.org): PIRATES 1ST: Moreno struck out; Foli struck out; Parker grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Phillies 0. PHILLIES 1ST: Rose doubled to left; McBride singled to center [Rose scored]; Schmidt homered [McBride scored]; Luzinski was called out on strikes; Moreland popped to catcher in foul territory; Maddox doubled to left; Bowa was called out on strikes; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Phillies 3. PIRATES 2ND: B. Robinson popped to second; Madlock grounded out (shortstop to first); Lacy homered; Garner popped to catcher in foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 3. PHILLIES 2ND: Trillo grounded out (shortstop to first); Lerch made an out to left; Rose singled to center; Rose stole second; McBride made an out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 3. PIRATES 3RD: Nicosia made an out to center; D. Robinson singled to center; Moreno forced D. Robinson (first to shortstop); Lerch balked [Moreno to second]; Foli grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 3. PHILLIES 3RD: Schmidt made an out to center; Luzinski grounded out (second to first); Moreland singled to right; Maddox made an out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 3. PIRATES 4TH: Parker singled to right; B. Robinson grounded into a double play (second to first) [Parker out at second]; Madlock singled to third; Madlock stole second; Lacy grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 3. PHILLIES 4TH: Bowa made an out to shortstop; Trillo singled to right; Lerch forced Trillo (pitcher to shortstop); Rose doubled to left [Lerch scored]; McBride doubled to right [Rose scored]; Schmidt struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5. PIRATES 5TH: Garner grounded out (second to first); Nicosia grounded out (third to first); D. Robinson singled to shortstop; Moreno made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5. PHILLIES 5TH: SCURRY REPLACED D. ROBINSON (PITCHING); Luzinski made an out to center; Moreland singled to left; Maddox grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Moreland out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5. PIRATES 6TH: Foli grounded out (third to first); Parker made an out to right; B. Robinson made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5. PHILLIES 6TH: Bowa made an out to right; Trillo grounded out (shortstop to first); Lerch walked; Rose forced Lerch (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5. PIRATES 7TH: Madlock singled; Lacy made an out to center; Garner popped to catcher in foul territory; Nicosia popped to shortstop [Madlock out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5. PHILLIES 7TH: McBride grounded out (first unassisted); Schmidt walked; Luzinski struck out; Moreland made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5. PIRATES 8TH: GROSS REPLACED LUZINSKI (PLAYING LF); SANGUILLEN BATTED FOR SCURRY; Sanguillen singled to shortstop; Moreno doubled to right [Sanguillen to third]; Foli grounded out (third to first); Parker grounded out (pitcher to first); B. Robinson struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 5. PHILLIES 8TH: HASSLER REPLACED SANGUILLEN (PITCHING); Maddox grounded out (second to first); Bowa walked; Trillo reached on an error by Garner [Bowa to third]; Lerch out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Bowa scored (unearned), Trillo to second]; Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Phillies 6. PIRATES 9TH: Madlock doubled to left; Lacy homered [Madlock scored]; REED REPLACED LERCH (PITCHING); Garner grounded out (first to pitcher); OTT BATTED FOR NICOSIA; Ott grounded out (first to pitcher); EASLER BATTED FOR HASSLER; Easler walked; Moreno struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Phillies 6.
