Final in 10

Series: Game 4 of 4

Series tied 2-2 (as of 8/3)

Game 1: Friday, August 1
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Philadelphia6
Game 2: Saturday, August 2
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Philadelphia4
Game 3: Saturday, August 2
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Game 4: Sunday, August 3
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in 10
Philadelphia2

Padres 5

(43-69, 21-37 away)

Phillies 2

(62-49, 34-25 home)

    1:35 PM ET, August 3, 2003

    Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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    PHI 0002000000 2 5 0

    W: J. Witasick (3-2)

    L: J. Mesa (5-6)

    S: R. Beck (15)

    Phillies struck out 17 times in game

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Brian Buchanan hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and Oliver Perez struck out 13, leading the San Diego Padres over the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 Sunday.

    Pat Burrell homered for the Phillies, who finished 5-2 on their homestand and lead the NL wild card race.

    Philadelphia set a season high by striking out 17 times, with Perez getting most of them in just seven innings.

    Sean Burroughs and Gary Matthews Jr. started the 10th with consecutive walks against Jose Mesa (5-6).

    Buchanan fouled off two sacrifice bunt attempts, then hit his eighth home run into the left-center field seats.

    Jay Witasick (3-2) pitched two hitless innings for the win. Rod Beck, celebrating his 35th birthday, converted his 15th straight save since signing with the Padres on June 2.

    Perez tied his career high for strikeouts. He fanned five in a row at one point, and struck out the side in the first and sixth innings.

    Perez allowed two runs and five hits. The Phillies scored both of their runs in the fourth when Burrell hit his 14th homer with two outs, Jimmy Rollins followed with a single and Todd Pratt had an RBI double.

    Mark Loretta had three hits for the Padres. His RBI single in the third was set up by Vicente Padilla's balk.

    The Padres took advantage of a misplay in the seventh to tie it at 2.

    Loretta led off with a shallow fly ball to the outfield against reliever Rheal Cormier. Center fielder Marlon Byrd appeared to be in position to make the play, but right fielder Jason Michaels collided with him and the ball fell in for a double.

    Burroughs delivered a RBI single, ending Cormier's 15-inning scoreless streak.

    Game notes


    All fans 14-and-under received a Pat Burrell Louisville Slugger Bat. ... Byrd had his 15-game hitting streak snapped. ... Perez struck out 13 on July 7, 2002, against Colorado. ... Burrell has one homer and two RBI against left-handers this season. ... The Phillies are 8-2 in Padilla's last 10 starts.

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