Final in 11

Series: Game 3 of 4

Philadelphia leads 2-1 (as of 7/19)

Game 1: Thursday, July 17
in 11
Game 2: Friday, July 18
Game 3: Saturday, July 19
in 11
Game 4: Sunday, July 20

Expos 3

(50-47, 22-29 away)

Phillies 4

(54-41, 28-21 home)

    7:05 PM ET, July 19, 2003

    Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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    W: J. Mesa (5-5)

    L: H. Almonte (0-2)

    Phillies wins sixth straight extra-inning game

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Tomas Perez's bases-loaded RBI single with two outs in the 11th inning led the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Expos on Saturday night.

    Jim Thome and Pat Burrell homered for Philadelphia, which improved to 7-1 in extra-inning games, including six straight wins.

    Michael Barrett drove in three runs for Montreal, which has lost six of its last eight.

    After the previous nine Phillies were retired in order, Thome hammered a one-out double off the right-field wall against Hector Almonte (0-1).

    After Almonte intentionally walked Bobby Abreu, Mike Lieberthal grounded back to the mound but Almonte, who was knocked off his feet, only had the play at first for the second out. Pat Burrell followed with a walk to load the bases.

    Perez looped the game-winning hit to left-center field, just beyond the reach of a diving Brad Wilkerson.

    Jose Mesa (5-5) pitched the 11th for the Phillies to earn the victory.

    Montreal squandered its opportunity to score the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th.

    Jose Vidro reached on an error and Orlando Cabrera singled, but Mesa struck out Wil Cordero and Brad Wilkerson before getting Ron Calloway to fly out to end the inning.

    Philadelphia threatened in the eighth against starter Livan Hernandez. Marlon Byrd drew a one-out walk and Placido Polanco followed with a single, chasing Hernandez. Joey Eischen relieved and struck out Thome and Abreu.

    Hernandez, who had pitched complete games in each of his previous two starts, worked 7 1-3 innings. He gave up three runs on seven hits, striking out six and walking two.

    Barrett gave Montreal a 1-0 lead in the second on a RBI groundout against Padilla. He added a two-run double in the fourth as the Expos padded their lead to 3-0.

    Padilla was overpowering after Barrett's double, retiring 14 of his final 15 batters. Padilla allowed six hits and three runs -- two earned -- over eight innings. He struck out two and walked three.

    Philadelphia used home runs to get back into it in the fourth to tie the score at 3.

    Thome hit a two-run shot, his 24th of the season, and Burrell followed with a solo homer -- his 13th.

    Game notes

    The Phillies improved to 12-2 on Saturdays. ... Vidro extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a third-inning single. Cabrera's 11th-inning single extended his team-high streak to 14. ... Wilkerson snapped an 0-for-18 slump with a second-inning single. ... Barrett has reached base in 12 straight games. ... Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins missed his second straight game with a strained hamstring. He is listed as day to day. ... Lieberthal is batting .071 (1-for-14) on the homestand. ... Padilla, Dan Plesac and Rheal Cormier retired 20 of 21 Expos from the fourth to 11th innings.

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