After collecting nineteen hits Saturday, the Phillies offense collected eight off Benson and three other Pittsburgh pitchers. While Benson (2-0) got the win, former Phillie Mike Williams pitched a perfect ninth inning to record his third save of the season.
Placido Polanco went 3-for-5 and Mike Lieberthal continued his hot hitting with two hits on the afternoon. Brian Giles and Pokey Reese drove in runs for the Pirates while Kenny Lofton and Jason Kendall both collected two hits for Pittsburgh.
The Phillies have an off day Monday before starting a home series against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday night at The Vet.