Final

Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 6/29)

Game 1: Friday, June 28
Philadelphia 6Final
Baltimore 2
Game 2: Saturday, June 29
Philadelphia 1Final
Baltimore 11
Game 3: Sunday, June 30
Philadelphia 8Final
Baltimore 5

Phillies 1

(35-43, 14-25 away)

Orioles 11

(38-40, 19-19 home)

7:05 PM ET, June 29, 2002

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland 

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W: J. Johnson (3-5)

L: V. Padilla (10-5)

Johnson throws third career complete game

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Gary Matthews Jr. seemed stunned by his success at the plate, while a complete game finally carried some significance for Jason Johnson.

Matthews had a career-high five hits, including a two-run homer, and Johnson pitched a six-hitter as the Baltimore Orioles routed the Philadelphia Phillies 11-1 on Saturday night.

"It's something that happens maybe once in a career, I guess,''' Matthews said. "I haven't even had a four-hit night in the big leagues. I've gotten three hits in my first three at-bats before, but somewhere along the line that four-hit night ends up slipping away from you.''

Johnson (3-5) allowed one run and scattered six hits in his first complete game of the season, and third of his career. He struck out five and walked one.

"It's pretty cool to get (a complete game) and win one,'' Johnson said. "I had two last year and lost them both.''

The victory snapped a two-game losing streak and gave the Orioles a 14-12 record in June with one game remaining. Baltimore had not finished above .500 in a month since going 14-10 to begin the 2000 season.

Melvin Mora hit a leadoff homer for the second straight game and Tony Batista had four hits and two RBI for Baltimore, which matched a season high with 18 hits.

"The balls we hit fell in,'' Orioles manager Mike Hargrove said. "We had a lot of balls that we hit well that fell in. We had a lot of balls we didn't hit well that fell in. We'll take them all.''

Bobby Abreu homered for Philadelphia, which had won four of five.

Phillies starter Vicente Padilla (10-5), who had won four straight decisions, lost for the first time since May 26. He gave up 10 hits, five runs, walked none and struck out two in four innings -- his shortest outing of the year.

"It's part of the game. I was up. It happens,'' Padilla said through an interpreter.

Phillies manager Larry Bowa shrugged off his ace's subpar outing.

"Every pitcher goes through this sometimes -- Randy Johnson, (Curt) Schilling, (Roger) Clemens,'' Bowa said. "When your pitches are up, you get hit sometimes.''

After Mora led off with his 11th homer to give the Orioles a 1-0 lead in the first, Baltimore batted around in the second against Padilla, scoring four times for a 5-0 lead.

Chris Singleton led off with an infield single and moved to second on Mike Bordick's single one out later. After Mora popped out, Brian Roberts hit a two-run double into the right-field corner, then scored on second baseman Marlon Anderson's errant relay throw home. Matthews then doubled to left and scored on Batista's RBI single.

"It was fun to go out there and pitch because off the bat we had five runs on the board in the first couple of innings,'' Johnson said. "That gave me the ability to throw a lot of fastballs and get ahead of people.''

Abreu homered to right to lead off the third.

In the fifth, Singleton tripled off reliever David Coggin and scored on Gil's RBI single.

Batista hit an RBI single and Singleton a two-run single in the sixth. Matthews homered off Rheal Cormier in the seventh.

Game notes


Due to an official scorer's decision, Phillies OF Ricky Ledee will get credit for a double in the seventh inning of Friday's game. The play had originally been ruled a two-base error by Singleton. ... Mora is the first Orioles player to lead off consecutive games with a homer since Brady Anderson did it in both ends of a doubleheader on Aug. 21, 1999. ... Abreu has hit safely in 19 of 22 games. ... The crowd of 48,692 was the third consecutive sellout at Camden Yards.

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