Final

Series: Game 3 of 4

Montreal leads 3-0 (as of 9/4)

Game 1: Monday, September 2
Philadelphia 1Final
Montreal 5
Game 2: Tuesday, September 3
Philadelphia 6Final
in 10
Montreal 7
Game 3: Wednesday, September 4
Philadelphia 5Final
Montreal 8
Game 4: Thursday, September 5
Philadelphia 4Final
Montreal 1

Phillies 5

(69-69, 34-37 away)

Expos 8

(69-70, 42-28 home)

    7:05 PM ET, September 4, 2002

    Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec 

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    W: T. Armas (9-12)

    L: V. Padilla (14-9)

    S: J. Eischen (2)

    Galarraga drives in four to pace Expos

    MONTREAL (AP) -- Andres Galarraga isn't about to announce a retirement tour.

    Andres Galarraga
    Galarraga

    The 41-year-old Montreal first baseman doubled twice and had four RBI as the Expos overcame Philadelphia starter Vicente Padilla's three-run double to beat the Phillies 8-5 Wednesday night.

    ''I never said I was going to retire,'' Galarraga said. ''My game is still there and this is why I'll probably play another year.''

    Montreal has won the first three games of the four-game series. The Expos had lost four straight coming into the series, while Philadelphia had won 10 of 11.

    Galarraga hit a two-run double off Padilla (14-9) as the Expos scored four in the fifth to take a 5-3 lead. Galarraga added his second two-run double off Carlos Silva in the sixth to put Montreal up by four.

    ''He's a leader over there,'' Phillies manager Larry Bowa said. ''Hopefully, he'll stay in the game when he gets done because I think he has a lot to offer. He's a class act.''

    Tony Armas Jr. (9-12) gave up five hits in seven innings, allowing three runs on Padilla's third hit of the season. Joey Eischen got the last two outs for his second save.

    Padilla entered the game hitting .038, with just two hits in 52 at-bats this season. With the bases loaded and two outs in the second, Padilla drove a 3-2 pitch from to left-center for a three-run double to make it 3-0.

    ''It put the team a little bit down especially because you don't expect the pitcher to hit a double with the bases loaded,'' Galarraga said.

    Montreal cut the lead to 3-1 on Troy O'Leary's RBI single in the third and took the lead with four in the fifth.

    Jose Vidro drew a one-out walk and advanced on Vladimir Guerrero's single before Galarraga doubled to score both runners and tie it at 3.

    ''I felt like I had to something, especially for Tony,'' Galarraga said. ''He had some bad luck, made a little mistake with the bases loaded.''

    Montreal added two more later in the inning to go up 5-3 when right fielder Bobby Abreu's fielding error allowed an extra run to score on Orlando Cabrera's bases-loaded RBI single.

    Padilla, who had won two straight and was 3-1 in his four previous starts, allowed five runs and nine hits in five innings.

    Vidro doubled off reliever Rheal Cormier with one out in the sixth and Guerrero drew his 27th intentional walk of the season to break Tim Raines' 1987 team record of 26, which he had tied in Tuesday's 7-6, 12-inning win.

    Silva relieved and Galarraga greeted him with his second straight two-run double to make it 7-3.

    ''He's just a good hitter,'' Bowa said. ''Pick your poison there. Do you want to face a guy hitting 35 home runs or a guy hitting 10? It's not any disrespect to Galarraga -- he's had a great career. The other guy might be as good as anybody in baseball.''

    Brad Wilkerson's RBI single in the seventh drove in Montreal's eighth run.

    Trailing 8-3, The Phillies scored two in the eighth on Abreu's sacrifice fly and shortstop Orlando Cabrera's throwing error on his relay to third, allowing Jimmy Rollins -- who had advanced from second -- to score as reliever Dan Smith dove and missed on his attempt to recover the ball behind the plate.

    Game notes


    Home plate umpire Jeff Kellogg was struck under the chin but remained in the game after a Hector Mercado pitch to pinch hitter Wil Cordero in the eighth bounced in the dirt. ... Guerrero's 103 career intentional walks are second in team history only to Raines' Expos total of 118. ... Padilla had two hits including a double in four career at-bats before this season.

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