Abreu Leads Long Ball Parade in Phils 13-10 Win

For those who thought the ball jumped out of Citizens Bank Park, they should have been watching the past two nights of Phillies baseball in Chicago. In the first two games of their series, the Phillies and White Sox have combined for 17 homeruns and 48 runs. This time, the Phillies came out on the right end of a 13-10 score.

The balls continued to fly out of U.S. Cellular Field for the Chicago White Sox, but Bobby Abreu and the Philadelphia Phillies emerged victorious this time.

Abreu homered twice and Jim Thome also connected for the third time in two games as the Phillies posted a 13-10 victory.

Chicago outhomered Philadelphia for the second straight game, hitting five of the eight in the contest. The White Sox connected six times to just three for the Phillies in Tuesday's 14-11 victory.

Abreu's two-run blast in the fourth inning off Chicago starter Jon Garland (5-3) gave the Phillies a 3-2 lead and triggered a seven-run uprising. He had a solo homer in the first inning.

The fourth inning was capped by a two-run single by Placido Polanco, whose heady play on the hit allowed another run to score. He was trapped between first and second and got himself in a rundown as Jimmy Rollins scored for an 8-2 bulge.

Polanco, playing his second game since being activated off the disabled list, had three hits and three RBI as part of a 14-hit attack. Philadelphia has reached double digits in runs in consecutive games after managing to do so just twice entering this series.

Phillies starter Eric Milton (8-1) took advantage of the offense for his sixth win in seven starts. Milton allowed a season-high six runs and nine hits in five innings.

Garland was pounded for a career-high ten runs and eight hits in four-plus innings and had his three-game winning streak snapped. The righthander had pitched at least seven innings in his last five outings.

The 17 homeruns in two games was a record at U.S. Cellular Field. Chicago's eleven homers is a franchise record for back-to-back games.

Chicago matched Philadelphia's hit total by scoring four runs in the ninth inning, thanks to four hits off Phillies closer Billy Wagner in his first outing since being activated off the disabled list Tuesday. Joe Crede's two-run homer with two outs capped the scoring.

White Sox left fielder Carlos Lee went 2-for-5 to extend his hitting streak to 24 games, just three off the franchise record.

The series wraps up Thursday night when Brett Myers (4-3, 4.03) goes against Scott Schoeneweis (5-3, 3.89).


PHILADELPHIA (13) VS CHI WHITE SOX (10) - FINAL PHILADELPHIA ab r h rbi bb so lob avg J Rollins ss 4 1 1 1 2 0 1 .272 P Polanco 2b 5 1 3 3 0 0 2 .238 B Abreu rf 4 3 2 3 1 1 4 .299 J Thome 1b 5 1 1 2 0 0 2 .314 P Burrell lf 4 1 1 0 1 2 0 .293 R Ledee dh 4 2 2 0 1 1 1 .327 D Bell 3b 3 1 0 0 2 0 3 .285 M Lieberthal c 4 2 1 1 1 0 4 .236 M Byrd cf 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 .225 a-C Utley ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .242 D Glanville cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 Totals 38 13 14 12 8 4 17 a-doubled to right for M Byrd in the 7th. BATTING: 2B - P Polanco (8, J Adkins); R Ledee (3, N Cotts); C Utley (5, B Koch). HR - B Abreu 2 (14, 1st inning off J Garland 0 on, 2 Out, 4th inning off J Garland 1 on, 0 Out), J Thome (17, 5th inning off J Garland 1 on, 0 Out). SF - P Polanco. RBI - B Abreu 3 (43), M Byrd (17), J Rollins (15), P Polanco 3 (4), J Thome 2 (37), M Lieberthal (22), C Utley (22). 2-out RBI - B Abreu, M Byrd, J Rollins, P Polanco 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Thome 2, B Abreu 1, M Lieberthal 2. Team LOB - 7. CHI WHITE SOX ab r h rbi bb so lob avg W Harris cf 4 0 1 0 1 2 0 .316 J Uribe 2b 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .315 F Thomas dh 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 .297 C Lee lf 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .296 P Konerko 1b 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 .285 A Rowand rf 5 2 3 3 0 1 1 .268 J Valentin ss 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .266 a-K Dransfeldt ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .320 J Crede 3b 4 2 1 2 1 1 1 .212 M Olivo c 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 .286 Totals 41 10 14 10 3 7 15 a-singled to right for J Valentin in the 9th. BATTING: 2B - M Olivo (7, E Milton); A Rowand (13, B Wagner). HR - P Konerko (14, 2nd inning off E Milton 0 on, 1 Out), J Valentin (10, 2nd inning off E Milton 0 on, 2 Out), A Rowand (5, 4th inning off E Milton 0 on, 1 Out), M Olivo (6, 4th inning off E Milton 1 on, 2 Out), J Crede (9, 9th inning off B Wagner 1 on, 2 Out). RBI - P Konerko (38), J Valentin (28), A Rowand 3 (14), M Olivo 2 (22), K Dransfeldt (3), J Crede 2 (25). 2-out RBI - J Valentin, M Olivo 2, A Rowand 2, K Dransfeldt, J Crede 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Valentin 1, C Lee 3. Team LOB - 8. FIELDING: E - J Uribe (6, throw). Outfield assists - C Lee (P Polanco at 2nd base). DP: 1 (P Konerko). ---------------------------------------------------- PHILADELPHIA - 100 720 300 -- 13 CHI WHITE SOX - 020 310 004 -- 10 ---------------------------------------------------- PHILADELPHIA ip h r er bb so hr era E Milton (W, 8-1) 5 9 6 6 1 4 4 4.28 R Cormier 2/3 1 0 0 2 0 0 4.55 R Hernandez (H, 5) 1 1/3 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.70 T Worrell 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.48 B Wagner 1 4 4 4 0 1 1 3.37 CHI WHITE SOX ip h r er bb so hr era J Garland (L, 5-3) 4 8 10 10 4 1 3 4.72 J Adkins 1 1/3 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.10 N Cotts 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 5.31 B Koch 1 2/3 2 1 1 3 2 0 5.40 S Takatsu 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.21 J Garland pitched to 2 batters in the 5th. WP - J Garland. IBB - J Rollins (by B Koch). HBP - P Konerko (by R Hernandez). Pitches-strikes: E Milton 105-70; R Cormier 18-8; R Hernandez 17-11; T Worrell 10-7; B Wagner 22-14; J Garland 76-43; J Adkins 22-14; N Cotts 24-13; B Koch 42-22; S Takatsu 17-9. Ground balls-fly balls: E Milton 2-9; R Cormier 1-1; R Hernandez 1-2; T Worrell 0-2; B Wagner 1-1; J Garland 5-4; J Adkins 3-1; N Cotts 0-2; B Koch 1-2; S Takatsu 1-2. Batters faced: E Milton 25; R Cormier 5; R Hernandez 5; T Worrell 3; B Wagner 7; J Garland 22; J Adkins 7; N Cotts 5; B Koch 10; S Takatsu 3. UMPIRES: HP--Laz Diaz. 1B--Bill Welke. 2B--John Hirschbeck. 3B--Wally Bell. T--3:24. Att--17,570. Weather: 75 degrees, overcast. Wind: 20 mph, right to left.


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