Bell Rings Up a 5-4 Win Over Cardinals

David Bell had two hits and four RBI to overcome a two-error night as the Phillies beat St.Louis 5-4 in the second game of their three game series. The Phillies offense again used the longball as Marlon Byrd also homered and the Phillies scored four of their five runs using homeruns. Kevin Millwood's strong outing was helped along by Billy Wagner's seventh save of the season.

What David Bell could not accomplish with his glove, he made up for with his bat.

Bell atoned for an earlier error with a three-run homerun in the sixth inning, lifting the Phillies to a 5-4 win over the Cardinals.

With two outs in the first, Bell bobbled Albert Pujols' grounder before making a wild throw to first base, keeping alive the inning. Following a walk to Jim Edmonds, former Phillie Scott Rolen stroked a single to right field, plating the first run of the game.

After Marlon Byrd tied things up with his second career leadoff homer in the bottom half of the first, Bell put Philadelphia ahead with an RBI single in the second.

Rolen and Colin Porter drove in runs in the sixth to give St.Louis a 3-2 edge, but Bell capped a two-out rally with a three-run blast to left. With the homerun, the veteran third baseman matched his career high of four RBI, which he last accomplished June 14.

Kevin Millwood (3-2) benefited from Bell's offensive heroics. Millwood allowed four runs and eight hits in seven-plus innings, walked two and struck out five en route to his third straight win.

Billy Wagner struck out two in the ninth for his seventh save.

Woody Williams (0-3) remained winless, surrendering five runs and seven hits in six innings.

The series concludes with a Business Person's Special Thursday afternoon. Randy Wolf (2-1, 2.78) goes against Jeff Suppan (2-3, 3.58) in the final regular season game of the year between the two teams.


ST LOUIS (4) VS PHILADELPHIA (5) - FINAL ST LOUIS ab r h rbi bb so lob avg M Anderson 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .328 b-H Luna ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .133 E Renteria ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .275 A Pujols 1b 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 .271 J Edmonds cf 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .294 S Rolen 3b 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 .343 C Porter lf 4 0 2 1 0 1 2 .381 J Tavarez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 R Sanders rf 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .270 M Matheny c 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .292 R Lankford pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 W Williams p 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 a-T Womack ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .311 J Pearce p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 R King p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 S Taguchi lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .194 Totals 35 4 8 4 2 7 10 a-struck out swinging for W Williams in the 7th; b-struck out looking for M Anderson in the 9th. BATTING: 2B - S Rolen (5, K Millwood); A Pujols (9, K Millwood). RBI - S Rolen 3 (33), C Porter (1). 2-out RBI - S Rolen. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Porter 1, E Renteria 1. GIDP - M Matheny 2. Team LOB - 6. FIELDING: DP: 1 (E Renteria-M Anderson-A Pujols). PHILADELPHIA ab r h rbi bb so lob avg M Byrd cf 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .216 P Polanco 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .243 B Abreu rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .242 J Thome 1b 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 .337 P Burrell lf 3 2 1 0 1 1 2 .287 M Lieberthal c 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .215 D Bell 3b 3 1 2 4 0 0 1 .235 J Rollins ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .182 K Millwood p 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 R Cormier p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 T Worrell p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 B Wagner p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 29 5 7 5 3 5 6 BATTING: 2B - P Burrell (5, W Williams); M Lieberthal (4, W Williams). HR - M Byrd (1, 1st inning off W Williams 0 on, 0 Out), D Bell (3, 6th inning off W Williams 2 on, 2 Out). RBI - M Byrd (5), D Bell 4 (14). 2-out RBI - D Bell 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Bell 1, P Polanco 1. GIDP - P Burrell. Team LOB - 3. BASERUNNING: CS - J Thome (2, 2nd base by J Tavarez/M Matheny). FIELDING: E - D Bell 2 (6, ground ball, throw). DP: 2 (J Rollins-P Polanco-J Thome 2). ---------------------------------------------------- ST LOUIS - 100 002 010 -- 4 PHILADELPHIA - 110 003 00x -- 5 ---------------------------------------------------- ST LOUIS ip h r er bb so hr era W Williams (L, 0-3) 6 7 5 5 2 3 2 6.27 J Pearce 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.75 R King 1/3 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.18 J Tavarez 2/3 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.26 PHILADELPHIA ip h r er bb so hr era K Millwood (W, 3-2) 7 7 4 3 2 5 0 3.46 R Cormier (H, 2) 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.40 T Worrell (H, 5) 2/3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.51 B Wagner (S, 7) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.29 K Millwood pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. WP - W Williams. Pitches-strikes: W Williams 91-55; J Pearce 8-6; R King 12-5; J Tavarez 6-3; K Millwood 95-64; R Cormier 5-3; T Worrell 6-3; B Wagner 18-14. Ground balls-fly balls: W Williams 6-9; J Pearce 3-0; R King 0-0; J Tavarez 0-0; K Millwood 11-5; R Cormier 1-0; T Worrell 2-0; B Wagner 0-1. Batters faced: W Williams 26; J Pearce 3; R King 2; J Tavarez 1; K Millwood 30; R Cormier 1; T Worrell 2; B Wagner 4. UMPIRES: HP--Marvin Hudson. 1B--Dana Demuth. 2B--Jim Joyce. 3B--Kerwin Danley. T--2:30. Att--35,944. Weather: 69 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 9 mph, left to right.


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