Final

Series: Game 2 of 3

Arizona leads 2-0 (as of 5/14)

Game 1: Tuesday, May 13
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Philadelphia1
Game 2: Wednesday, May 14
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Game 3: Thursday, May 15
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Diamondbacks 2

(19-21, 10-10 away)

Phillies 0

(22-18, 12-9 home)

    7:05 PM ET, May 14, 2003

    Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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    W: C. Schilling (3-2)

    L: B. Myers (3-3)

    Schilling pitches two-hitter, strikes out 14

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- In perhaps his final start at Veterans Stadium, Curt Schilling had one of his most dominant performances.

    Schilling pitched a two-hitter for his second consecutive shutout, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Wednesday night.

    Making his third start since undergoing an appendectomy, Schilling (3-2) struck out 14 -- all swinging -- and walked just one. He recorded his first victory against his former teammates in four starts.

    "It was everything I'd hoped it would be," Schilling said. "I spent a lot of time here. I enjoyed being here. My last start here is a win."

    Schilling, who pitched for the Phillies from 1992-2000, had two of his most memorable games at the Vet. He threw a five-hit shutout against Toronto in Game 5 of the 1993 World Series, and struck out 16 in a victory over the New York Yankees on Sept. 1, 1997.

    The Phillies are moving to a new stadium next April.

    "When they start selling parts of this place, I'm sure I'll be one of the people buying seats," Schilling said.

    David Bell's third-inning double and Bobby Abreu's fifth-inning single were the only hits off Schilling, who has pitched 19 consecutive scoreless innings.

    Alex Cintron hit his first major league homer and Luis Gonzalez had an RBI single for Arizona, which has won six of eight. The Phillies have lost three straight.

    Facing his mentor for the first time, Brett Myers (3-3) allowed two runs and four hits in eight innings. Myers, who retired the last 10 batters he faced, has allowed more than three runs in just one of his eight starts.

    "Myers pitched real good. He just picked the wrong guy to pitch against," Phillies manager Larry Bowa said.

    Schilling was sent to Arizona in July 2000 after months of campaigning for a trade to a contending team. He helped the Diamondbacks win the World Series in 2001 and won 45 games the last two seasons.

    After three starts this season, Schilling was 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA. He's 3-0 with a 1.97 ERA since.

    Schilling shut out Pittsburgh last Friday, allowing four hits in a 5-0 victory.

    "That was vintage Schill," Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly said. "He couldn't have been much better. He had everything working."

    Gonzalez gave Schilling all the support he needed with an RBI single in the third. Schilling helped himself, hitting a one-out single off the glove of shortstop Jimmy Rollins, who dived to his left, almost making a spectacular catch. Cintron followed with a single to center. After Carlos Baerga popped out, Gonzalez singled to center, scoring Schilling.

    Cintron made it 2-0 in the fifth, hitting a 2-2 pitch deep into the right-field seats.

    "He's got dominating stuff," Jim Thome said of Schilling. "He's one of the best."

    The Phillies got just one runner past first. Bell led off the third with a double, and moved to third on Ricky Ledee's groundout. But Myers struck out and Rollins flied out.

    Myers became friends with Schilling after the Phillies selected him with the 12th overall pick in the 1999 amateur draft. The two often speak on the phone, and Myers spent part of Monday afternoon at Schilling's home in suburban Philadelphia.

    "He was really lights out," Myers said.

    Game notes


    Schilling passed Sandy Koufax (2,396) and Dennis Eckersley (2,401) to move into 31st place on the career strikeout list. He has 2,407. It was his 81st double-digit strikeout performance. ... RHP Vicente Padilla is the only player acquired in the Schilling trade that still plays for the Phillies. 1B Travis Lee is with Tampa Bay, LHP Omar Daal is with Baltimore and RHP Nelson Figueroa is in Pittsburgh's minor league system. ... Schilling was 1-for-16 before his hit in the third. ... Schilling is 1-1 with a 3.34 ERA against the Phillies. ... Myers has gotten just one run of support in his three losses.

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