Jimmy Haynes (1-5) threw a complete game three-hit game against the Phillies, while Kevin Millwood (8-4) didn't survive the fourth inning. The Reds banged out 11 hits and 8 earned runs against the Phillies ace en route to a 15-1 win. Meanwhile, the Phillies had trouble touching Haynes, getting just a pinch-hit solo homerun from Jason Michaels in the eighth inning to dent his performance. David Bell singled and Jim Thome doubled for the only other Phillies hits.
While the Reds were pounding out hit-after-hit, Adam Dunn tried to score from second on a Ken Griffey, Jr single, only to be thrown out easily on the play. Dunn, however, bowled over catcher Mike Lieberthal on the play, with the Reds already holding a 10-0 lead, sparking some tempers on the Phillies side of the field.
When Dunn came to the plate to bat in the sixth, reliever Carlos Silva nearly hit him with a pitch and received a warning. The next pitch was thrown behind Dunn, who then charged the mound. Dunn never made it to the mound as Lieberthal dove to wrap up Dunn's legs, keeping him from Silva. Both benches and bullpens emptied, with smaller skirmishes breaking out all over the field. When everything was sorted out, Silva, manager Larry Bowa and reliever Jose Mesa were ejected from the Phillies side, while Sean Casey and Adam Dunn were ejected for the Reds.
The brawl and the blowout overshadowed a major change in the Phillies batting order, which had Bobby Abreu leading off for the first time since the 2000 season. Jimmy Rollins dropped to second in the order and Pat Burrell was benched in favor of Ricky Ledee, who batted fifth.
Aaron Boone went 3-for-3 with four RBI and Casey was 4-for-4 with an RBI for the Reds. Dunn's third inning homerun was his 21st of the season and Jason LaRue hit two homeruns to bring his season total to ten.