Series: Game 1 of 4

Philadelphia leads 1-0 (as of 4/14)

Game 1: Monday, April 14
Game 2: Tuesday, April 15
Game 3: Wednesday, April 16
Game 4: Thursday, April 17

Marlins 2


Phillies 5

(8-5, 4-3 home)

    7:05 PM ET, April 14, 2003

    Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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    W: V. Padilla (2-1)

    L: A. Burnett (0-1)

    S: J. Mesa (2)

    Thome's glove and bat getting it done

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jim Thome is helping the Philadelphia Phillies win games with his bat and glove.

    Thome hit a two-run triple and made two solid plays in the field, leading the Phillies to a 5-2 victory over the Florida Marlins on Monday night.

    Thome had a rare putout at second base to end the seventh inning, and made a nice backhanded scoop to complete a double play, ending the eighth.

    "I've always had to work hard on my defense,'' Thome said. "When you do it defensively, you feel good.''

    The Phillies have won three straight and five of seven. Florida lost its second in a row after winning four straight.

    Vicente Padilla (2-1) gave up two runs, three hits and struck out seven in 5 1-3 innings. He left with a contusion on his left forearm after getting hit by a pitch from Marlins starter A.J. Burnett in the fourth.

    "I thought my arm was broken,'' Padilla said through an interpreter.

    Padilla is expected to make his next start on Saturday.

    Philadelphia's bullpen finished with scoreless relief.

    Carlos Silva allowed two hits in 1 2-3 innings, Dan Plesac got one out in the eighth and Terry Adams got a double-play grounder on the only pitch he threw. Jose Mesa pitched the ninth for his second save in three chances.

    Burnett (0-1) allowed three runs and four hits in five innings in his second start this season after coming off the disabled list. He struck out seven and walked five.

    "It was one of those days where you feel too good,'' Burnett said. "It was hard for me to harness it.''

    Burnett retired his first two batters in the third before Placido Polanco walked and Bobby Abreu singled. Thome fell behind 0-2, then hit a 3-2 pitch off the center-field wall for his second triple of the season.

    Pinch-hitter Tyler Houston's two-run double off Braden Looper gave the Phillies a 5-2 lead in the eighth. Houston is 3-for-6 with five RBIs as a pinch-hitter.

    "I thought they were going to walk me and then I thought they'd give me nothing to hit,'' Houston said. "He was trying to throw me fastballs away so I tried to hit it the other way.''

    The Marlins took a 2-0 lead in the first on a two-out, two-run double by Mike Lowell. Mike Lieberthal's two-out RBI single cut it to 2-1 in the second.

    The Phillies were coming off a 13-1 victory Sunday over Cincinnati in which they scored all of their runs in the fourth inning, a team record. They scored 16 runs twice this season, only to lose the next game both times, scoring two runs combined in the two losses.

    Florida had runners on first and third with one out in the eighth, but Adams came in and got Ivan Rodriguez to bounce into a double play. Thome completed the play with his scoop on the relay throw from second baseman Polanco.

    "We had some bad luck,'' Rodriguez said. "I'm not a guy who swings on the first pitch.''

    Alex Gonzalez's two-out double off Silva in the seventh was Florida's first hit since the first inning. But Gonzalez fell on his way to third and was tagged out returning to second by Thome, who ran over from first.

    "You practice that in spring training, trailing a runner,'' Thome said. "I never had a play like that.''

    Game notes

    Padilla issued his first walk this season after 16 1-3 innings when he walked Lowell in the fourth. ... Marlins LF Todd Hollandsworth struck out in both his at-bats against Padilla. He's 0-for-11 lifetime against Padilla. ... Marlins INF Brian Banks is 2-for-10 this season. Both hits came off Silva. ... X-rays on Padilla were negative.

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