Kevin Millwood (2-0) showed no lingering effects of a groin injury suffered last Saturday as he pitched six innings to pick up the win. Carlos Silva, Dan Plesac, Terry Adams and Jose Mesa handled the final three innings, allowing two runs, but hanging on to the Phillies lead. Mesa, who was the losing pitcher Friday night, allowed another run in the ninth, letting the Reds bring the tying run to the plate. Jimmy Haynes (0-3) lasted five innings and took the loss for the Reds.
Rollins, Bobby Abreu, Jim Thome and Pat Burrell all had three hits. Rollins extended his hitting streak to seven straight and drove in two runs with a single in the ninth, scoring Pratt and David Bell. The middle of the order – Abreu, Thome and Burrell – combined to go 6-for-14, but stranded eleven runners on base.
Austin Kearns and Adam Dunn hit back-to-back homeruns in the fourth inning to give the Reds a 3-1 lead. The Phillies came back with three runs in the fifth on a bases loaded walk to Ricky Ledee and Pratt's two-run single, putting the Phillies ahead to stay at 4-3. Ledee doubled to drive in Burrell and Tomas Perez followed with a pinch-hit RBI single in the seventh as the Phillies went up 6-3 and Rollins' single in the ninth made it 8-4. The Reds got RBI singles from Larson in the eighth inning and from Aaron Boone in the ninth inning to make it an 8-5 final.