The Cardinals mounted a comeback in the seventh inning against Terry Adams. With runners on first and third with nobody out, Madson relieved Adams and got Pujols to ground into a double-play, but a run scored on the play. Madson then retired Scott Rolen to get out of the inning.
Pat Burrell hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead and David Bell singled to score Placido Polanco as the Phillies took an early 2-0 lead off Cardinals' starter Mark Mulder. Mulder's St.Louis debut wasn't pretty, giving up five runs - four earned - in six innings on nine hits and three walks.
Starter Cory Lidle gave up a run in the bottom of the first, but pitched well in his first start of the season. Lidle pitched 5 1/3 innings, giving up two runs - one earned - on five hits and three walks.
The Phillies put two more on the board on RBI singles by Bell and Jason Michaels in the third as they took a 4-1 edge. Another RBI single from Michaels in the fifth gave the Phillies a 5-1 advantage. Michaels made his first start of the season and went 3-for-4 with two RBI for the Phillies.