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Tuesday July 10, 1979
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A record-breaking pinch-homer by Del Unser with two men on base and two out in the ninth lifted the Phillies to a 6-5 triumph over the Padres. The Phils trailed, 5-1, in the ninth, when Jose Cardenal singled with one out and Manny Trillo doubled to chase Padre starter Randy Jones and bring on reliever Rollie Fingers. Bob Boone stroked a two-run single and one out later, pinch-hitter Tim McCarver singled.

Unser batted for Larry Bowa and cracked Fingers' first serve over the center field fence. It was Unser's third consecutive pinch-homer, setting a major league record. Mike Schmidt clouted a solo blast in the sixth inning, tying the N. L. record for most homers in five games -- seven. [The Sporting News]


Philadelphia Phillies 6, San Diego Padres 5

Game Played on Tuesday, July 10, 1979 (Night game) at Veterans Stadium

Padres       0  1  0    0  4  0    0  0  0  -   5  7  0
Phillies     0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  5  -   6 10  0


Padres               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Phillies             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Richards cf           4   1   1   1     0   0   .288      McBride rf            5   1   1   0     0   1   .265
Smith ss              4   1   1   1     0   0   .192      Bowa ss               4   0   1   0     0   0   .264
Dade 3b               1   0   0   0     0   0   .287        Unser ph            1   1   1   3     0   0   .318
  Gonzalez ph,3b      2   0   1   1     0   0   .238      Rose 1b               4   0   0   0     0   0   .310
Winfield rf           3   0   1   0     1   0   .318      Schmidt 3b            3   1   1   1     1   0   .259
Turner lf             4   0   0   0     0   0   .268      Maddox cf             4   0   0   0     0   0   .280
  Briggs 1b           0   0   0   0     0   0   .222      Cardenal lf           4   1   1   0     0   0   .186
Tenace c              3   2   1   1     1   0   .253      Trillo 2b             4   1   1   0     0   0   .275
Johnstone 1b,lf       4   1   2   1     0   2   .276      Boone c               3   1   3   2     1   0   .306
Almon 2b              4   0   0   0     0   2   .210      Espinosa p            1   0   0   0     0   0   .175
Jones p               3   0   0   0     0   1   .178        Brusstar p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Fingers p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .100        Luzinski ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .259
                                                            Eastwick p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Anderson ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .200
                                                            Bird p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            McCarver ph         1   0   1   0     0   0   .279
                                                            Harrelson pr        0   0   0   0     0   0   .269

Totals               32   5   7   5     2   5             Totals               36   6  10   6     2   1

Time of Game: 2:10   Attendance: 30,234
Left on Base: Padres 3, Phillies 6
DP: Padres 0, Phillies 1
Doubles: Johnstone (4), Gonzalez (9), McBride (10), Trillo (9)
Triples: Richards (3), Smith (3), Bowa (7)
Home Runs: Tenace (9), Schmidt (30), Unser (4)
Caught Stealing: Dade (2)
Hit by Pitch: Dade (1,by Espinosa)


Padres                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Jones                   8.1   7   3   3   2   1   1  34   3.88
Fingers L(7-6)          0.1   3   3   3   0   0   1   4   3.67
Totals                  8.2  10   6   6   2   1   2  38

Phillies               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Espinosa                4.2   5   5   5   2   2   1  20   3.49
Brusstar                0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2   7.11
Eastwick                2     1   0   0   0   2   0   7   6.09
Bird W(1-0)             2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6   5.40
Totals                  9     7   5   5   2   5   1  35

Hit by Pitch: Espinosa (2)

Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Frank Pulli, 2B - Jerry Crawford, 3B - John Kibler


PADRES 1ST: Richards flied out to center; Smith grounded out
(shortstop to first); Dade lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Padres 0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 1ST: McBride grounded out (second to first); Bowa
tripled to right; Rose grounded out (second to first); Schmidt
was walked intentionally; Maddox flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Padres 0, Phillies 0.

PADRES 2ND: Winfield walked; Turner lined into a double play
(first unassisted) [Winfield out at first]; Tenace homered;
Johnstone struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 1, Phillies
0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Cardenal flied out to right; Trillo flied out to
right; Boone walked; Espinosa flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Padres 1, Phillies 0.

PADRES 3RD: Almon grounded out (third to first); Jones flied out
to center; Richards grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Padres 1, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 3RD: McBride grounded out (first unassisted); Bowa
flied out to left; Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 1, Phillies 0.

PADRES 4TH: Smith grounded out (second to first); Dade was hit
by a pitch; Dade was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Winfield singled to shortstop; Turner flied out to right; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 1, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 4TH: Schmidt grounded out (shortstop to first); Maddox
flied out to right; Cardenal lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Padres 1, Phillies 0.

PADRES 5TH: Tenace walked; Johnstone doubled to left [Tenace
scored]; Almon struck out; Jones flied out to right; Richards
tripled to right [Johnstone scored]; Smith tripled to right
[Richards scored]; BRUSSTAR REPLACED ESPINOSA (PITCHING);
GONZALEZ BATTED FOR DADE; Gonzalez doubled to left [Smith
scored]; Winfield grounded out (third to first); 4 R, 4 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Padres 5, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 5TH: GONZALEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Trillo lined
to right; Boone singled to right; LUZINSKI BATTED FOR BRUSSTAR;
Luzinski flied out to center; McBride doubled to right [Boone to
third]; Bowa grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Padres 5, Phillies 0.

PADRES 6TH: EASTWICK REPLACED LUZINSKI (PITCHING); Turner made
an out to shortstop; Tenace grounded out (shortstop to first);
Johnstone singled to center; Almon struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Padres 5, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 6TH: Rose grounded out (pitcher to first); Schmidt
homered; Maddox flied out to center; Cardenal grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 5, Phillies
1.

PADRES 7TH: Jones struck out; Richards grounded out (third to
first); Smith grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Padres 5, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 7TH: Trillo grounded out (pitcher to first); Boone
singled to left; ANDERSON BATTED FOR EASTWICK; Anderson grounded
out (second to first) [Boone to second]; McBride struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 5, Phillies 1.

PADRES 8TH: BIRD REPLACED ANDERSON (PITCHING); Gonzalez flied
out to right; Winfield grounded out (shortstop to first); Turner
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 5,
Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 8TH: BRIGGS REPLACED TURNER (PLAYING 1B); JOHNSTONE
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Bowa flied out to center; Rose
lined to right; Schmidt lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Padres 5, Phillies 1.

PADRES 9TH: Tenace grounded out (third to first); Johnstone
struck out; Almon lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres
5, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 9TH: Maddox grounded out (pitcher to first); Cardenal
singled to third; Trillo doubled to left [Cardenal to third];
FINGERS REPLACED JONES (PITCHING); Boone singled to left
[Cardenal scored, Trillo scored]; MCCARVER BATTED FOR BIRD;
McCarver singled to second [Boone to second]; HARRELSON RAN FOR
MCCARVER; McBride forced Harrelson (shortstop to second) [Boone
to third]; UNSER BATTED FOR BOWA; Unser homered [Boone scored,
McBride scored]; Del Unser set ML record with 3rd straight PH
HR; 5 R, 5 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 5, Phillies 6.



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