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The 1980 National League West tie-breaker game was a one-game playoff to decide Major League Baseball's National League West championship, played on October 6, 1980 between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The game was necessitated by the two teams' finishing the regular 162-game season with identical 92-70 records. The Dodgers won a coin flip to secure home-field advantage for the game.

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Line score

October 6, 1980 – Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston Astros 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 12 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2

WP: Joe Niekro (20-12)  LP: Dave Goltz (7-11)  
HRs:  LADJ – Art Howe

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The aftermath

The Astros would go on to lose the Philadelphia Phillies in a five game NLCS.

Starting lineups

HOUSTON ASTROS

1. Terry Puhl (RF)
2. Enos Cabell (3B)
3. Joe Morgan (2B)
4. Jose Cruz (LF)
5. Cesar Cedeno (CF)
6. Art Howe (1B)
7. Alan Ashby (C)
8. Craig Reynolds (SS)
9. Joe Niekro (P)

LOS ANGELES DODGERS

1. Davey Lopes (2B)
2. Jay Johnstone (RF)
3. Dusty Baker (LF)
4. Steve Garvey (1B)
5. Rick Monday (CF)
6. Joe Ferguson (C)
7. Mickey Hatcher (3B)
8. Derrel Thomas (SS)
9. Dave Goltz (P)

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