Series: Game 1 of 4

Philadelphia leads 1-0 (as of 5/14)

Game 1: Friday, May 14
Game 2: Saturday, May 15
Game 3: Sunday, May 16
Game 4: Monday, May 17

Phillies 6

(18-15, 11-8 away)

Rockies 4

(14-20, 9-10 home)

9:05 PM ET, May 14, 2004

Coors Field, Denver, Colorado 

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PHI 100030200 6 10 2
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W: E. Milton (4-0)

L: J. Kennedy (4-1)

S: T. Worrell (2)

Burrell drives in four, homers in win

DENVER (AP) -- Pat Burrell is motivated by last season.

Burrell homered and drove in four runs, Bobby Abreu also connected and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the struggling Colorado Rockies 6-4 Friday night.

"I remember last year very well," said Burrell, who hit .209 in 2003. "I know now you have to keep plugging along."

It's working. Burrell is hitting .368 with four homers and 12 RBI in May.

"Last year was a real struggle for Pat," Philadelphia manager Larry Bowa said. "This year he's swinging the bat good, really good."

Eric Milton won again and Burrell went 3-for-4 with a walk for the Phillies, who improved to 6-1 on their 10-game road trip.

Helped by three double plays, Milton (4-0) allowed only three runs in six innings despite walking five and yielding seven hits.

After All-Star closer Billy Wagner went on the disabled list earlier in the day, Tim Worrell worked the ninth for his second save. He retired Jeromy Burnitz with runners at the corners to end it.

Vinny Castilla and Burnitz homered for Colorado, which has lost seven of 10. Joe Kennedy (4-1) allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings.

"Kennedy pitched a good game, good enough to give us a chance to win," Colorado manager Clint Hurdle said. "The only disappointing factor was in the inning when he got two outs, nobody on, and they were able to put three runs on the board."

Burrell drove in Jimmy Rollins with a two-out single to center in the first inning after Rollins singled and stole second.

Colorado took a 2-1 lead in the second on Castilla's leadoff homer and Kit Pellow's double-play grounder. Burnitz made it 3-1 with a solo shot in the fourth.

Kennedy retired the first two batters in the fifth, but Rollins beat out an infield single. Abreu and Burrell followed with back-to-back homers to make it 4-3. Abreu's ninth of the year landed in the fountain behind the center-field fence.

"It was just two pitches, one to Abreu and one to Burrell," Kennedy said. "On Abreu, I was worrying too much about the runners instead of pitching him aggressively, and on Burrell it was a changeup that cut in instead of away."

The Rockies loaded the bases in the sixth, but Milton got pinch-hitter Todd Greene on a fly to center.

Burrell's one-out double to left in the seventh drove in Rollins and Abreu to make it 6-3.

Burnitz had an RBI single in the seventh for Colorado.

Phillies reliever Rheal Cormier gave up one run in two innings.

"I'm glad to get out of here with a win," Bowa said.

Game notes

The Phillies placed Wagner on the 15-day DL retroactive to May 7 with a strained left groin and purchased the contract of RHP Brian Powell from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. ... Phillies 1B Jim Thome dropped pop fouls on successive pitches to Matt Holliday in the fourth inning. Thome received a standing ovation when he caught Burnitz's pop foul in the sixth. ... Castilla has reached base in all but one of the 32 games he's played this year.

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