The Phillies loaded the bases with two outs in the third, setting up Utley's grand slam homerun and giving the Phillies a 6-0 lead after three innings.
The Rockies picked up a run in the fourth on a Jay Payton homerun, but it proved to just be a bump in the road for Randy Wolf (3-1). Wolf pitched seven and two-third innings and struck out eight, while allowing just the homerun to Payton as part of the four hits he gave up. Rheal Cormier pitched one and one-third perfect innings in relief of Wolf and chipped in with a single in the bottom of the eighth.
The Phillies picked up single runs in the fifth and eighth innings. The fifth inning run came on Burrell's homerun and Rollins doubled home Utley, who doubled to open the eighth.
The Phillies will host Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants at The Vet this weekend. The win temporarily puts the Phillies one-half game in front of Atlanta and Montreal for first place in the NL East. The Braves host St.Louis and the Expos host Arizona Thursday night.