Series: Game 1 of 3

Philadelphia leads 1-0 (as of 6/28)

Game 1: Friday, June 28
Philadelphia 6Final
Baltimore 2
Game 2: Saturday, June 29
Philadelphia 1Final
Baltimore 11
Game 3: Sunday, June 30
Philadelphia 8Final
Baltimore 5

Phillies 6

(35-42, 14-24 away)

Orioles 2

(37-40, 18-19 home)

    7:05 PM ET, June 28, 2002

    Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland 

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    W: R. Wolf (4-6)

    L: T. Driskill (5-1)

    Rookie Driskill suffers first big-league loss

    BALTIMORE (AP) -- For a change, Randy Wolf wasn't forced to make do with little or no support. Instead, the struggling left-hander was finally rewarded with a bunch of home runs.

    Randy Wolf

    Pat Burrell hit a three-run homer and Wolf got his first victory in more than a month as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 Friday night.

    ''(Wolf) pitches so good the last couple or three starts,'' Burrell said. "It's awesome for us to come out and score some runs for him. We haven't supplied a whole lot of power as a team. It certainly came today.''

    Jimmy Rollins, Jeremy Giambi and Scott Rolen also homered off Orioles starter Travis Driskill for the Phillies, who have won four of five games. Philadelphia matched its season high with four home runs.

    Wolf (4-6) was 0-4 in six starts since beating Arizona on May 19, and the Phillies had scored only one run in each of those losses. The left-hander allowed seven hits and two runs in 7 2-3 innings, walking one and striking out four.

    "It's awesome. It's a great feeling. It's fun to pitch like that,'' Wolf said.

    Melvin Mora and Jose Leon homered for the Orioles, who have lost two straight after winning four in a row.

    "Both teams hit the ball hard tonight,'' Baltimore manager Mike Hargrove said. "They just hit theirs higher and harder than we did. We didn't elevate the ball at all tonight.''

    Baltimore needs to win one of the remaining two games in the interleague series to post its first winning month since going 14-10 in April 2000. The Orioles are 13-12 in June.

    Driskill (5-1) failed in his bid to become the first Baltimore rookie since Ben McDonald in 1989-90 to begin his career with wins in six consecutive decisions. Driskill went six innings, giving up six runs and seven hits. He walked three and struck out two.

    "Bad things happened,'' admitted Driskill, who has allowed 11 homers in his seven starts. "I left the ball down the middle and they showed why they're major leaguers.''

    Mora led off the Baltimore first by sending Wolf's second pitch into the left-field seats. Leon's first major league homer in the second made it 2-0.

    Burrell hit his three-run homer in the fourth to put the Phillies ahead for good. Rollins reached on an infield single, and Bobby Abreu walked before Burrell connected for his 19th of the season.

    With two outs in the fifth, Rollins lined a 1-0 pitch from Driskill over the scoreboard in right field for a 4-2 lead. Giambi and Rolen hit consecutive homers in the sixth, expanding the lead to 6-2.

    Game notes

    The homer Wolf allowed to Mora increased his first-inning ERA to 7.80 over 15 starts. From the second inning on, Wolf's ERA is 3.63. ... Mora hit his second leadoff homer. The first came June 20 at Arizona off Randy Johnson. ... The crowd of 48,937 was the Orioles' second consecutive sellout, their third of the season and the third-largest regular-season crowd in Camden Yards' 11-year history. ... For the first time in seven games, the Orioles didn't play a one-run game.

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