Walk-Off Homerun Beats Coggin and Phillies 6-5

Hey, it's only spring training and if the Phillies are going to lose to the Pirates, better they do it this week than next week in Pittsburgh. Eric Milton turned in a another less than stellar performance, while Mike Lieberthal continued his hitting ways with in the Phillies 6-5 loss.

Dave Coggin made it through the eighth inning unscathed, but gave up a solo homerun to Jose Castillo with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Pirates beat the Phillies 6-5.

Mike Lieberthal gave the Phillies a 3-0 lead in the first inning with a three-run homerun. Later, Pat Burrell drove in two runs with a double, but in between, the Pirates put up some offense against Eric Milton.

The Pirates scored four in the bottom of the third, on the strength of a homerun from Raul Mondesi. Pittsburgh also picked up a solo homerun in the fifth inning on an RBI single by Bobby Hill.

Eric Milton, who lasted five innings, allowing eight hits and five earned runs. Ryan Madson pitched two perfect innings, while Coggin had allowed just a walk before Castillo's blast gave the Pirates the win.

Jason Boyd tossed a hitless ninth to record the win, his first of the spring.


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