Five players had multi-hit games and five drove in at least two runs as the Phils avenged Friday's loss in the final home opener in the history of Veterans Stadium. And they did it without Millwood, who left after three innings due to a strained right groin.
The veteran righthander, who was acquired in the offseason to bolster an inexperienced rotation, allowed a run and six hits before leaving.
wasn't sure it was his groin.
"I haven't talked to the trainer yet, but I think it's his right hamstring," he said. "We got him out of there because he looked like he was favoring it. He told me he didn't think it was serious. ... There's no sense pushing this guy in April. I'd rather him miss a start then go on the DL."
"I felt it right at the end of the second inning," Millwood said. "It was pretty sore. ... I think it'll be all right. I thought I could pitch through it. After the next inning, it got a little worse. It wasn't smart to stay out there. No need to be out there in April and take a chance of hurting myself for a long period of time."
Jeff D'Amico (0-1) was tagged for six runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings as the Pirates suffered their first loss of the season. They were 4-0 for the first time since 1983.
Each of Pittsburgh's four pitchers surrendered at least three runs.
"They have an outstanding lineup," D'Amico said. "The first two guys get on and then the big guys come up. (You) couldn't have scripted it any better."
"Offensively, they just took this game over," Pirates manager
Rollins entered the game hitting just .158 but more than doubled his average with singles in the first and sixth innings and doubles in the second, seventh and eighth.
"I had positive energy coming into today's game," he said. "Yesterday, I didn't get it done (with) the sellout crowd at the Vet."
The Phillies had 19 hits overall, their most since recording 19 against Montreal on September 13, 2000.
Philadelphia broke on top with two runs in the first but gave back a run in the third on a single by
A two-run double by
in the fifth extended the Phillies' lead to 4-1 and Lieberthal made it a four-run cushion with an RBI single. A run-scoring groundout by rookie
capped the four-run frame.
Rollins opened the sixth against
with a single and
drew a four-pitch walk. Abreu then launched a 1-0 pitch well over the right field wall for a 9-1 cushion.
Rollins had a two-run double and
an RBI single - both in the seventh - as the Phillies pushed the lead to 12-1. Thome has reached base in 60 consecutive games - the longest streak in the major leagues since
reached in 62 straight in 1995-96.
Philadelphia tacked on four runs in the eighth, highlighted by Lieberthal's 100th career home run.