Placido Polanco's first inning homerun gave the Phillies a 2-0 lead and Ryan Howard and Thome each followed with two-run shots of their own later in the game. Howard also contributed an RBI single and Thome picked up two more RBI on a bases loaded single in the sixth. Chase Utley joined Polanco and Howard in the group of Phillies that collected three hits a piece.
Starter Gavin Floyd was touched for three runs on four hits in four innings of work. The Phillies got shutout relief work from Rheal Cormier, Billy Wagner, Clay Condrey and Terry Adams. Condrey threw two innings, giving up just one hit.
Ken Griffey, Jr. had two hits, including an RBI double for Cincinnati.