Final

Series: Game 4 of 4

Montreal won 3-1

Game 1: Thursday, July 4
Montreal 2Final
Philadelphia 1
Game 2: Friday, July 5
Montreal 8Final
Philadelphia 3
Game 3: Saturday, July 6
Montreal 5Final
Philadelphia 3
Game 4: Sunday, July 7
Montreal 8Final
Philadelphia 10

Expos 8

(46-41, 19-29 away)

Phillies 10

(39-47, 24-22 home)

    1:35 PM ET, July 7, 2002

    Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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    W: R. Cormier (4-4)

    L: M. Herges (2-3)

    S: J. Mesa (23)

    Manager Robinson, Eischen ejected from game

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Scott Rolen gave the Philadelphia Phillies' a reason to cheer for him.

    Rolen hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Philadelphia Phillies avoided a four-game sweep with a 10-8 win over the Montreal Expos on Sunday.

    Frank Robinson

    Expos manager Frank Robinson was ejected for challenging a call by umpire Gary Darling, left, in the seventh innning.

    Rolen connected on a 1-0 pitch from Matt Herges (2-3) for his 13th homer of the season, scoring Jeremy Giambi, who walked with two outs.

    "It felt good to be in a situation to win a game and come through,'' Rolen said. ''(Herges) left the ball up a little and I got the good part of the barrel on it.''

    Phillies fans have booed Rolen all season since he turned down a potential $140 million deal to stay in Philadelphia, but he received a standing ovation as he ran out to his position to start the ninth.

    Rheal Cormier (4-4) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win and Jose Mesa pitched the ninth for his 23rd save in 28 chances.

    Montreal's Brad Wilkerson, who had homered in his previous three games, went 2-for-4 with a single, triple and three runs scored.

    The Expos took an 8-5 lead in the seventh on Brian Schneider's RBI double and Wil Cordero's two-run homer into the upper deck off Carlos Silva. Cordero's homer was his second of the season.

    After Cordero's homer, Silva threw a high-and-tight fastball to Wilkerson. Both players exchanged heated words before home plate umpire Paul Emmel intervened. Both benches were given a warning.

    Pat Burrell cut the deficit to 8-6 in the seventh with his 22nd homer off Jim Brower. Two outs later, lefty Joey Eischen was brought in to face Marlon Anderson with Jeremy Giambi on third. Eischen hit Anderson with a looping 1-2 slider.

    The play carried an automatic ejection for Eischen and Expos manager Frank Robinson. Pitching coach Dick Pole argued and was also ejected by Emmel.

    "I just can't believe (Emmel) thought Eischen threw at him,'' said Robinson, who was ejected for the first time this season. "He changed the entire complexion of the game and the outcome, too. It was one of the worst judgment calls I've ever seen. He took us right out of the game. It's his game.''

    Eischen was equally surprised at the call.

    "I've never been thrown out before and I don't understand it,'' he said. "I just tried to overthrow a slider. It came out of my hand early and hit him in the rear end.''

    While it angered the Expos, the ejection along with Silva's squabble with Wilkerson pumped up the Phillies.

    "It definitely fired us up and turned the game around,'' Burrell said.

    Graeme Lloyd relieved and threw a wild pitch, scoring Giambi. Pinch-hitter Doug Glanville tied the game 8-all with a RBI single.

    Both starters -- Montreal's Bartolo Colon and Philadelphia's Terry Adams -- struggled with their control.

    Colon, in his second start since being obtained from the Cleveland Indians, yielded five runs on four hits. He walked a season-high seven batters and struck out four.

    Adams lasted a season-low 3 2-3 innings. He gave up five runs on five hits, walked five and struck out three.

    Colon unraveled in the third when he needed 37 pitches to get through the frame.

    He walked the bases loaded to start the inning. One out later, Rolen knocked in a run on a fielder's choice, which tied the score at 3. Mike Lieberthal followed with a go-ahead run-scoring double. Colon intentionally walked Anderson to reload the bases and walked Adams on six pitches, forcing in another run making the score 5-3.

    Adams walked the bases loaded with two outs in the fourth. Then Vladimir Guerrero hit a two-run single that tied the score. David Coggin relieved and struck out Troy O'Leary with runners at first and third to end the threat.

    O'Leary drove in a pair of runs with a RBI triple in the first and a RBI single in the third. Fernando Tatis added a run-scoring single in the third as Montreal held a 3-2 edge.

    Game notes


    Cordero had two pinch-hit homers in the series -- both upper-deck shots. ... Guerrero struck out twice for the third time in the series. Guerrero has just four multistrikeout games this season. ... Burrell's 22 homers are the most by a Phillies player at the All-Star break since Mike Schmidt hit 31 home runs in 1980. ... Glanville has singled in each of his last three pinch-hit appearances.

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