Final in 10

Series: Game 2 of 4

Colorado leads 2-0 (as of 8/10)

Game 1: Monday, August 9
Game 2: Tuesday, August 10
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Game 3: Wednesday, August 11
Game 4: Thursday, August 12

Rockies 5

(51-62, 22-31 away)

Phillies 4

(58-55, 29-26 home)

    7:05 PM ET, August 10, 2004

    Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

    R H E
    COL - -
    PHI - -

    W: S. Reed (3-2)

    L: T. Worrell (3-5)

    S: S. Chacon (28)

    Castilla's double breaks tie in ninth

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies keep losing important games and losing key players to injuries.

    Pinch-hitter Vinny Castilla delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the ninth inning to lead the Colorado Rockies over Philadelphia 5-4 Tuesday night.

    The Phillies, who remained six games behind NL East-leading Atlanta, have lost two straight to the Rockies, who have the third-worst record in the NL. Philadelphia trails Chicago by 3½ games in the wild-card race.

    Even worse, the Phillies learned starter Kevin Millwood will be out indefinitely because of a sprained ligament and a strained tendon in his pitching elbow. On Monday, slugger Pat Burrell decided to have season-ending wrist surgery later this week.

    "It's not over, but we're not helping ourselves," said fill-in closer Tim Worrell, who gave up three runs in the ninth.

    Worrell, signed to be a setup reliever, is replacing Billy Wagner, who is sidelined with a shoulder injury.

    Castilla also had a tiebreaking, two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning of Monday's 4-2 victory.

    "It's nice to have a guy that can take a big swing and make something happen," Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said.

    Jeromy Burnitz hit his 31st homer and Charles Johnson added a solo shot for Colorado, which improved to 4-1 since trading star outfielder Larry Walker to St. Louis.

    With the Rockies trailing 3-2 in the ninth, Todd Helton led off with a double against Worrell (3-5), then was thrown out at third on Preston Wilson's grounder to second. But Burnitz walked and Castilla followed with a line drive just out of right fielder Bobby Abreu's reach, driving in two runs.

    Castilla scored Colorado's fifth run on a sacrifice fly by Luis Gonzalez.

    Mike Lieberthal's broken-bat, two-out RBI single in the eighth off Steve Reed (3-2) gave the Phillies a 3-2 lead.

    "Obviously, we've got to get hot and get some momentum," Lieberthal said. "Every game is a playoff game now. We're not pushing any panic buttons yet, but every game is a big game."

    Reed allowed one run in one inning, and Shawn Chacon pitched the ninth for his 28th save in 36 chances. He gave up a run-scoring single to Placido Polanco.

    Vicente Padilla, making his first start since May 29 because of an elbow injury, allowed one run and three hits, striking out five in five innings.

    Padilla retired his first 11 batters before Helton hit a ground-rule double down the right-field line.

    "Padilla threw well," Phillies manager Larry Bowa said. "That part worked out. The rest of the night didn't turn out too well."

    In his first start since being sidelined with a shoulder injury last month, Joe Kennedy gave up one run and four hits in five innings for the Rockies.

    Johnson gave Colorado a 2-1 lead with his 13th homer in the seventh. Amaury Telemaco retired the first five batters he faced before Johnson hit a 1-2 pitch deep into the left-center seats.

    "It's always good to grind it out when things aren't going the way you want them to offensively," Johnson said.

    Jason Michaels led off the bottom of the inning against Scott Dohmann with a shot to nearly the same spot, tying the game at 2.

    Burnitz tied it at 1 with a homer leading off the fifth. He hit a 3-0 pitch the opposite way into the left-field seats.

    The Phillies took a 1-0 lead on a sacrifice fly by Marlon Byrd in the second. Lieberthal led off the inning with a double, moved to third on Chase Utley's fly to center and scored on Byrd's liner to right.

    Game notes

    The Rockies have won five straight road games and are 11-3 in their last 14 away from home. ... Phillies 3B David Bell missed his second straight game with back spasms. ... Johnson was 5-for-37 before his homer. ... Burnitz was 3-for-18 against Padilla before his homer. ... The Phillies are 19-8 against the NL West.

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