PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With one swing, David Bell made up for a
rare tough night in the field.
Bell, a solid defensive third baseman, had two errors, including
one that led to an unearned run in the first inning.
"Nobody wants to make errors," Bell said. "When you don't
make a play and it leads to a run, that's not a good feeling. You
can't think about that (at the plate). I'm glad we won the game."
Kevin Millwood (3-2) pitched into the eighth inning and Marlon
Byrd homered for Philadelphia. The Phillies (12-13), preseason
favorites to win the NL East, haven't been at .500 since they were
Scott Rolen had two hits and three RBI against his former team.
Rolen is hitting .414 (24-for-58) against the Phillies since he was
traded to St. Louis in 2002.
Millwood gave up four runs -- three earned -- and seven hits in
seven innings. Billy Wagner pitched the ninth for his seventh save
in eight chances.
"My location was off and on throughout the game, but I was able
to make pitches when I had to," Millwood said.
Woody Williams (0-3) retired the first two hitters in the sixth,
before walking Pat Burrell. Mike Lieberthal followed with an
infield single that deflected off Williams' glove. Bell, who came
in hitting just .220, then lined a 2-1 pitch into the left-field
seats for a 5-3 lead.
Williams was tagged for five runs and seven hits in six innings.
He hasn't pitched past the sixth in any of his six starts.
"I was trying to throw it down and it became a three-run
homer," Williams said of the pitch to Bell. "I can't let that
The Cardinals took a 3-2 lead on an RBI single by Colin Porter
in the sixth. Jim Edmonds singled with one out and scored on
Rolen's double to right-center. Rolen scored on Porter's liner to
Rolen's RBI groundout in the eighth cut it to 5-4. He had a
run-scoring single in the first, and leads the majors with 33 RBI.
Fans again booed Rolen loudly the entire game. Once a fan
favorite in Philadelphia, Rolen has been vilified since turning
down a lucrative contract extension from the Phillies in 2001 and
forcing the trade the following year.
"Rolen did a good job again," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa
said. "He's been doing that all year."
Burrell doubled to lead off the second and Bell's RBI single
gave the Phillies a 2-1 lead.
Byrd led off the first with a homer deep into the left-center
field seats, tying it at 1.
With one out in the ninth, a fan jumped down from the stands in
left-center field and ran toward second base while Burrell was
getting under a fly ball hit by So Taguchi. The fan slid in to
second base as Burrell's throw from left field came in to second.
"Maybe the guy thought it was three outs," Phillies manager
Larry Bowa said. "He confused me. I looked down when the ball was
hit, thinking it was the second out. I heard a roar and I thought
Burrell maybe dropped the ball."
The Phillies have scored 21 of their last 28 runs on
homers. ... The Cardinals are 8-3 on the road. ... Phillies 2B
Placido Polanco, who had a career-high 64 RBI last season, has one
this year. He's 0-for-20 with runners in scoring position. ...
Philadelphia is 4-5 in one-run games. The Cardinals fell to 6-2 in
one-run games. ... Bell had four RBI twice before, once with the
Phillies last year.