Final

Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 8/21)

Game 1: Tuesday, August 20
Philadelphia 1Final
Milwaukee 2
Game 2: Wednesday, August 21
Philadelphia 13Final
Milwaukee 3
Game 3: Thursday, August 22
Philadelphia 7Final
Milwaukee 0

Phillies 13

(60-65, 27-34 away)

Brewers 3

(44-81, 26-35 home)

    8:05 PM ET, August 21, 2002

    Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

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    W: J. Roa (2-1)

    L: B. Sheets (7-15)

    Phillies match season high with 17 hits

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Once again, Milwaukee Brewers fans sat inside and got all wet.

    Bobby Abreu
    Abreu

    With rain pouring through Miller Park's leaky roof, Bobby Abreu homered and drove in four runs as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Brewers 13-3 Wednesday night.

    A severe thunderstorm hit the area in the fifth inning, and rain poured through the roof just as it did during the Home Run Derby at last month's All-Star game.

    "It's obviously very disappointing and troublesome to us to have that kind of water in the park,'' said Scott Jenkins, vice president of stadium operations. "The (stadium board) district is committed to finding ways to improve the situation. We don't know what that is yet. It's obviously unacceptable.''

    Miller Park opened last season. The fan-shaped roof at the $400 million ballpark has five retractible panels, which have had problems handling a driving rain.

    Winds of 65-70 mph blew the protective flashings out of place Wednesday, allowing rain to cascade into the stands behind home plate and on the right side of the infield.

    "It wasn't just leaking. It was pouring,'' Phillies first baseman Travis Lee said.

    Some fans opened umbrellas and sat through the surprise shower, which fell over the first and second levels of seats. Some moved for cover, and slowly headed back to their seats as the storm passed an inning later.

    Wendy Duerkop of Fall Creek, Wis., stayed in her seat behind home plate for a few minutes, but moved to a dry area before getting soaked.

    "It felt good at first with how muggy it is in here,'' she said. "But then it really started coming down.''

    Jimmy Rollins had three RBI for the Phillies, who tied a season high with 17 hits and snapped a three-game losing streak.

    Abreu also doubled, stole a base and scored twice. Joe Roa pitched seven strong innings to beat the Brewers for the second straight start.

    In their three previous losses, the only run the Phillies scored came on a home run. The Phillies also went 1-for-17 with runners in scoring position in that stretch, but against the Brewers on Wednesday they were 9-for-20.

    Roa (2-1) was not as dominating as his last start Thursday, when he shut out the Brewers for seven innings for his first major league victory since 1997.

    He allowed home runs to Jose Hernandez, a two-run shot in the second, and Matt Stairs' solo homer in the fourth. Roa allowed three more hits and struck out three.

    The Phillies chased Ben Sheets (7-15) in the sixth as they pushed the lead to 7-3 on Rollins' RBI single and Abreu's two-run double.

    Marlon Anderson doubled and advanced on Roa's sacrifice. Ricky Ledee walked, and Rollins ended Sheets' night with his second hit of the game.

    Valerio De Los Santos gave up Abreu's RBI double, the fourth of a season-high seven doubles by the Phillies.

    Sheets, who was looking for his third win in a row, went 5 1/3 innings, allowing seven runs, 10 hits and four walks.

    "He lost his command,'' Brewers manager Jerry Royster said. "He started off pitching pretty darn good, using all his pitches. Then he lost his command, left some pitches over the plate and they didn't miss.''

    Pat Burrell had an RBI single in the eighth. The Phillies tacked on five more runs in the ninth, highlighted by Abreu's two-run homer and Rollins' two-run double.

    Stairs made it 3-2 with a solo homer in the fourth, but the Phillies went ahead to stay on Lee's two-run double in the fifth.

    The Phillies tied it in the fourth, scoring two runs on four straight hits before Sheets retired a batter. Mike Lieberthal doubled and advanced on Lee's single. Placido Polanco and Anderson each had a run-scoring single before Roa fouled out trying to bunt.

    Hernandez hit his 23rd home run in the second.

    Game notes


    Sheets and Roa each needed just 10 pitches to retire the side in the first inning. ... Hernandez extended his hitting streak to a career-best 10 games.

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