Series: Game 1 of 3

Philadelphia leads 1-0 (as of 8/5)

Game 1: Tuesday, August 5
Game 2: Wednesday, August 6
Game 3: Thursday, August 7

Phillies 7

(63-49, 29-24 away)

Rockies 2

(57-58, 38-17 home)

    9:05 PM ET, August 5, 2003

    Coors Field, Denver, Colorado 

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    W: B. Myers (11-6)

    L: S. Chacon (11-6)

    Myers grabs 11th win to tie for team lead

    DENVER (AP) -- Bobby Abreu and Ricky Ledee homered, and Brett Myers pitched into the eighth inning to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Colorado Rockies 7-2 Tuesday night.

    Myers (11-6) allowed two runs and eight hits, striking out three and walking two for his first win in three starts. The Phillies maintained their two-game lead over Florida in the NL wild-card race.

    Mike Lieberthal drove in two runs with a single, and Abreu hit his 18th home run of the year. Ledee, pinch-hitting in the eighth, connected for a two-run shot as Philadelphia won for the sixth time in eight games.

    The Phillies roughed up All-Star Shawn Chacon (11-6) for five runs and six hits over five innings. Chacon is 0-3 in his last five starts and hasn't won since June 23.

    Philadelphia loaded the bases on Placido Polanco's one-out single and walks to Jim Thome and Abreu in the first inning. Lieberthal followed with a single to center on a 1-2 pitch that drove in Polanco and Thome.

    Polanco drove in Marlon Byrd with a two-out single to center in the third, giving the Phillies a 3-0 lead. Abreu homered to center leading off the fourth.

    Myers pitched out of a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the third by getting Preston Wilson to pop out and Jay Payton on a fly to right.

    In the Colorado fourth, Rene Reyes singled, moved to third on a single by Chris Stynes and scored when Charles Johnson grounded into a double play.

    Philadelphia got the run back in the fifth on Tyler Houston's RBI groundout with the bases loaded.

    Ledee hit his career-high ninth homer in the eighth off Steve Reed.

    Myers gave up consecutive doubles to Juan Uribe and Todd Helton to start the eighth before giving way to Turk Wendell, who escaped further damage.

    Game notes

    Phillies INF David Bell, on the disabled list with a strained lower back, experienced dizziness while taking groundballs before the game. ... The Phillies are 26-7 when they score in the first inning. ... Colorado's Larry Walker was given the day off, two days after a collision with Wilson in Cincinnati left him sore. ... Chacon lost for only the second time in 11 starts at home. ... Wilson failed to get an RBI and ended the night tied with Toronto's Carlos Delgado for the major league lead with 108.

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