charged the mound after
threw behind him in the sixth inning, triggering a bench-clearing brawl that led to five ejections and overshadowed several sterling performances in the Reds' 15-1 rout.
tossed a three-hitter for his first complete game in five years,
homered twice and drove in five runs and
added four RBI as the Reds produced season highs in runs and hits (22).
Dunn tied Toronto's
for the major league lead in the third inning with his 21st home run. But he angered the Phillies in the fifth by leveling catcher
in an unsuccessful attempt to score from second on a single with the Reds leading by 10 runs.
"I was just trying to score," Dunn said. "You don't think about it, you just do it. I don't know what I'm supposed to do. I've been taught to play hard."
With two out in the sixth, Silva threw at Dunn and missed, drawing a warning from plate umpire Doug Eddings. On the next pitch, Silva again threw behind the 6-6, 240-pound Dunn, who waited a couple of seconds before charging the mound.
Dunn was tackled by Lieberthal and Silva missed a punch at the prone left fielder. Both benches and bullpens emptied as several Reds tried to get at Silva.
"I didn't think about (being thrown at) until someone on our bench said, 'Be ready, they might throw in,'" Dunn said. "The first one, OK, maybe he was just trying to throw in, all right. When a big league pitcher throws behind you it's a purpose pitch. (Charging the mound is) more a point to say, 'You're not going to throw at me.'"
"I don't know if he was trying to throw at him," Lieberthal said. "He was trying to come in and when it got away he wanted to come back in again, then I knew he would probably charge the mound. No one talked about (throwing at Dunn), but if that's what he did, it's pretty awesome that he wanted to protect his teammates."
"They threw at Dunner, blatantly," Casey said. "The guy throws 96 miles per hour. Then he tries to take Dunner's head off while he's on the ground. It is no longer baseball then, it is about your friends."
"I'm not happy about it," Reds manager
added. "You could see it coming. I don't know why they had to warn the pitcher. I'm disappointed with the ramifications of it (in terms of suspensions). It doesn't help us."
Silva would not comment on the brawl.
Haynes (1-5) was working a one-hitter until allowing a two-out home run to
in the eighth. But he picked up his first victory since September 24 and avoided matching
's 1917 team record by losing his first six decisions.
"Haynes was terrific,"
said. "That was what we saw last year. He had command the whole game. He was able to stay online and throw strikes inside. I've expected that from Haynes."
"I think I'm headed in the right direction," Haynes said. "I'm getting better each start."
It was Haynes' second career complete game and first since May 18, 1998 when he pitched for Oakland.
(8-4) was rocked for season highs of eight runs and 11 hits in 3 1/3 frames, losing for the third time in four starts.
"It was just one of those days," Millwood said. "Everything was up and out over the plate. It is embarrasing to get beat 15-1. You give up 22 hits. Hopefully, it will embarrass everyone in here. Not thinking of the brawl, I hope it makes it easier for everyone to play hard."
Boone put the Reds ahead for good in the second inning with a single that plated
. Dunn added a solo shot, Kearns an RBI single and Boone a run-scoring double in the third to make it 4-0, one inning before the Reds broke open the game.
Activated from the disabled list before the game,
and Griffey made it 6-0 with consecutive one-out singles. Silva replaced Millwood and induced Kearns to pop out, but Boone followed with a two-run double and Casey drove him home with a single to make it 9-0.
"You try to stay focused and finish the game," Millwood said. "When you score that many runs, it makes it easier to pitch. You try to throw strikes and keep the ball down."
LaRue hit a two-run homer off Silva with one out in the sixth and capped the Reds' scoring with a three-run shot off
one inning later. It was his fourth career two-homer game and matched his career high for RBI, set on September 11, 2000.
The Phillies took two of three here from April 11-13, scoring a franchise-record 13 runs in the fourth inning in the finale.
"I'm embarrassed," Bowa said. "I can't speak for the players, but if I'm a player, I'd be very embarrassed."