Archive for Sunday, June 15, 2003

Ten-run inning propels Phils past Reds

June 15, 2003


— Bobby Abreu hit a home run, and David Bell homered and had four RBIs during Philadelphia's 10-run eighth inning as the Phillies snapped a three-game losing streak with a 12-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds Saturday night.

One night after a bench-clearing brawl led to five ejections, Reds starter Danny Graves hit Phillies catcher Mike Lieberthal with a breaking ball to load the bases with two outs in the first inning. Lieberthal, who tackled Adam Dunn as he charged the mound to start the melee Friday, trotted to first base with a smile on his face. Despite three more hit batsmen, there were no hints of controversy Saturday.

Randy Wolf (8-3), who has won his last three starts and five of his last six decisions, improved to 4-1 all-time against Cincinnati, including 2-0 this season.

One night after the Reds had 22 hits and 15 runs, Wolf limited the Reds to two hits and a run in seven innings. He allowed only Dunn to advance past second base while striking out seven and not walking a batter.

Rheal Cormier pitched a perfect eighth inning, and Terry Adams yielded a run in the ninth. He allowed the Reds' first hit since Jason LaRue's double with two outs in the second.

Dunn, who wasn't in the original starting lineup before replacing the injured Ken Griffey Jr., led off Cincinnati's first inning with his league-leading 22nd homer of the season and second leadoff homer of his career.

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