Kevin Millwood (11-7) did not allow a baserunner until the sixth inning, finishing with a three hit, complete game shutout of the Padres. Millwood has already thrown a no hitter this year, in a 1-0 win over San Francisco on April 27, and Veterans stadium was hoping for a repeat performance.
In the top of the sixth, Padres catcher Miguel Ojeda lined a solid single to left to break it up. On the pitch prior to the single, home plate umpire Bill Hohn ruled a pitch that could have been strike three a ball giving an extra life to Ojeda.
Ramon Vazquez laid any controversy to rest when he led off the seventh with a line single to center.
Ojeda would single again in the ninth inning but was forced out at second before Vasquez flied out and Mark Kotsay struck out to end the game.
Jarvis (4-3) enjoyed only two 1-2-3 innings while allowing five runs on eight hits while walking two and striking out one in 6 and 1/3 innings to take the loss.
The Phillies jumped ahead to a quick lead in the bottom of the first. Marlon Byrd singled to lead off the inning. After Placido Polanco popped out, Jim Thome grounded to first and Byrd advanced all the way to third. Bobby Abreu then followed with an RBI single off Jarvis, scoring Byrd for a 1-0 Phillies lead.
In the fifth, Byrd hit a one-out double into the left-field corner. After Polanco lined a single to left, Jim Thome followed with a two-run double off Jarvis into the right-field corner to score both Byrd and Polanco and the Phillies led, 3-0.
The Phillies added three more runs in the seventh. Millwood doubled to lead off the inning and after Byrd grounded out, Polanco followed with an RBI double off Jarvis to drive in Millwood. Jaret Wright replaced Jarvis and got Thome to ground out before walking Abreu intentionally. Mike Lieberthal then loaded the bases with a walk of his own.
Tomas Perez then hit a pinch-hit, two run single to right off Wright to score both Polanco and Abreu for a 6-0 Phillies lead and the final margin of victory.
Jarvis is now 4-1 against the Phillies. He hasn't allowed a home run in his last 37 1/3 innings.
Millwood threw fastballs 98 of his 105 pitches (93 percent).
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