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1*—Th»itumo«-Tribun«, Loganaport. Ind. W«dnt«d>y, October ».MTy Welcome Philadelphia's Greg Luzinski is welcomed to the dugout after he opened the scoring with a two-run .homer in the first inning. (UPI) Phils Take First LOS ANGELES (UPI) - For a fleeting moment, the Philadelphia Phillies musi have thought it was the 1978 National League playoffs all over again. Against the Cincinnati Reds a year ago, the Phillies were swept three straight after leading in all three games. In the opener of the 19T? NL playoffs a! Dodger Stadium Tuesday night. 1 Steve Carlton was leading the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 when, presto. Ron Cey hit a dramatic grand-slam homer and it wasa new game. "I thought, 'Oh. no, we're right back at Riverfront Stadium,"'said Phillies' third baseman Mike Schmidt. "I don't think I could put into words what I was thinking then." Philadelphia Manager Danny Ozark said. '-'At least you couldn't print them." The Phillies refused to fold and came up with a pair of runs off reliever Elias Sosa in the ninth inning for a 7-5 victory with Schmidt delivering tho game-winning hit. With one out in the top of the ninth, Bake McBride. Larry Bowa and Schmidt had consecutive singles and Sosa committed a balk. Gene Garner and Tug McGraw pitched 2 1-3 innings of hitless relief for Philadelphia. "Last year we had a bunch'of young guys trying to achieve u goal," said Schmidt. "We just didn't have enough drive left at the end to beat the Reds. Now we feel we're -going to win this championship. "After Cey got his -grand slam, we just told each other it was a tie game and we had to score some more runs." Before the best-of-fivc series began, the Phillies contended that they had a big edge over the Dodgers in the bullpen and that was' the case Tuesday night The Phillies also had 'a big edge in defense. Two crucial errors by Dodger ' shortstop Bill Russell gave the Phillies four unearned runs and a 4-0 lead after i'- innings. Greg Luzinski slammed a tworun homer over the centerfield fence in the opening inning Yanks, Royals Next In Playoffs Series NEW YOKK (UPI) - Amidst a new controversy involving Manager Billy Martin, the .New York Yankees will send Don ' Gullett ajainst the Kansas City Royals and Paul Splittorff today In the first game pf,the American League playoffs. Favored at 7-5 in both the first game and the best-of-five game series, the Yankees were relaxed but determined to make up for their four-game World Series sweep at the hands of the . Cincinnati Reds last year by beating the Royals and winning their second straight pennant.. They would then go on to Big Casino — the World Series — with either the Los Angeles Dodgers or Philadelphia Phillies. Gullett. who had a 14-4 record during the season, was scheduled to take the mound at 3:15' p.m. EOT in today's opener, with the second game scheduled for 8: is p.m. Thursday night. The scries then switches to Kansas City on Friday night and, U necessary. Saturday night and Sunday. /.A veteran of 17 previous appearances in post-season competition with the Reds, Gullett said his objective would be ta keep> the Kansas City "speed men off the bases and then go one-on-onc with the power men.'.' "You have to keep the ball in the park against their power men," Gullett said during the Yankees' light workout at Yankee Stadium Tuesday. "Kansas City's game plan is to get their speed men on the bases and then hurt you with their power." Asked 'about the pressure of post-season play. Gullett said. "it'is a lot of fun to participate in post-season play. I'm physically fit and ready to go." Splittorff,'a 30-year old lef- thander who beat the Yankees once in the 1976 playoffs and had a 16-6 record this season, said the Royals were a stronger team this year. "We've done this before," he noted. "That's important. Secondly, we don't, have the injuries we had last season." Martin, who seemed oblivious to the fact' that club owrier George Steinbrcnner was upset over the manager's "bid" for an extension of his contract, said all his starting pitchers "arc okay." He named Ron Guidry to start the sepond game against either Andy Hassler or Larry Gura, Mike Torrez to start Game 3 and Ed Figueroa to open Game 4. He said either Gullett or.Dick Tidrow would start Game 5 "depending on how things go in the series." Martin expressed surprise . that ihe Royals chose not to work out Tuesday in New York and quipped, "we were gonna let them have the field, from midnight to 4 a m but I guess they didn't like the offer." NEW YORK (UPI) - The probable starting lineups for Wednesday's first game of the American League playoffs: after Schmidt reached, on Russell's error. In the fifth, Dave Johnson came through^ with a two-run single 'after Russell neglected to (ouch second base on the middle leg of a would-be double play. In the Dodger fifth, pin- chhitter Lee Lacy singled, was balked to second by Carlton and came home on Davcy Lopes' single. ' The Phillies made it 5-1 in .the sixth with a run pf,f knuckleballer Charlie Hough" oh a single by Tim McCarver. Ted Sizemore's sacrifice and a single by Carlton. In the seventh, the Dodgers loaded the bases on a one-out walk to Jerry Grote, a single by Lopes, Russell's fielder's choice and a walk to Reggie Smith. On a 3-2 pitch, Cey put the crowd of 55.968 on .its-feet with •&' line- V ' drive shot into the left field pavilion. After Steve Garvey singled for his third hit of the game. Ozark removed Carlton, his 23game ace, and brought in Garber. who struck out Dusty Baker with Garvey on second after a stolen base. .The strikeout of Baker; Insisted Schmidt, turned the game back around for the Phillies. V "We've got to hand it to Gene Garber," said the Phillies' third baseman. "He shut down the Dodgers' momentum and momentum is so important in a short series like this," "I didn't feel the momentum shift from us to them at all," the bearded reliever said, "because I didn't have any time to. I was warming up and,' whacko. suddenly Iwas in the game." Luzinski and Ozark said all the pressure is on the Dodgers now. The-clubs meet again.at Dodger Stadium tonight and the final three games of the series,' If it goes five games, are set at Veterans Stadium "in Philadelphia where (he Phillies are 60-21. A- Phillies' win tonight Luzinski contended, will virtually wrap up Philadelphia's first National League championship in 27 years. "The Dodgers are going to have to come out and beat us tomorrow night or I think it's over." he said. "The next three after-tomorrow night are at our place and we've been a .750 club at home this season." "Yeah, 1 agree with The Bull," Ozark said. "If we win -tomorrow night. : thelr backs are really up against the wall. Righl now, we have the upper edge because we did win the first game." Tom Lasorda, the Dodgers' rookie manager ,and elernal optimist, disagreed. "The name of the game in these playoffs is' to win three games," he slated. "They've only won one of (he three. We're still confident we can win these playoffs," "This was just one game and we're due for ours," added Garvey. "It's tough losing but it's not as ba'd as losing by six or seven runs, I'm confident we'll turn it around." Cey. who went o-for-,'ii to end 'the"regular season and hadrijl had a hit since Sept. 18, .had a pair of hits— including his third grand slam of the year— but. was in a downcast mood. 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