PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies are scoring runs
just about every way possible.
The Phillies had three six-run innings in the series, finishing
with 44 runs and 56 hits.
"Overall, we're starting to swing the bats better as a team,"
Lieberthal said. "The way we were swinging, Montreal has to be
pretty happy to get out of town."
Wolf (3-3) allowed four runs and five hits, and struck out five.
He retired 13 of the last 15 hitters he faced in his second start
since returning from the disabled list.
"He got more in a groove as the game went on," Phillies
manager Larry Bowa said. "To see him out there is a big plus for
us because he's one of the best left-handers in the league."
Brad Wilkerson hit his fourth homer in five games and Jose Vidro
also homered for Montreal, which has the worst record in the majors
at 26-51. Vidro extended his hitting streak to 18 games with an RBI
single in the third.
After the Expos scored three times in the third inning to take a
4-1 lead, the Phillies answered with six runs off Scott Downs
"Scoring a lot of runs with singles and doubles is a good thing
for us so we don't have to sit and wait for homers," Abreu said.
Downs gave up seven runs and nine hits in 2 1-3 innings in his
second start since coming up from Triple-A Edmonton.
"I just got some balls up," Downs said. "Then it went so
fast, I couldn't see it. You make mistakes up here, you get hurt."
Wilkerson led off the game with his 16th homer over the
"We get ahead, but don't have time to build our lead because
the pitchers go out and give up runs the next inning," Expos
manager Frank Robinson said. "It happened the entire series. They
got a lot of hits and scored a lot of runs."
A crowd of 43,246 turned out on fireworks night. It was the
18th sellout in the first season at Citizens Bank Park. ... The
start was delayed 29 minutes by rain. ... Wilkerson has three
leadoff homers this season, all against the Phillies. ... Each of
Philadelphia's nine starters had hits. ... Lieberthal's RBI double
in the sixth inning was the 200th double of his career. He finished
3-for-5. ... Phillies third-base coach John Vukovich will miss the
series against Baltimore to attend his father's funeral.