MONTREAL (Ticker) --
was brilliant and
gave him just enough support.
Day scattered nine hits in eight innings and Cepicky doubled home a pair of runs in the sixth inning to lead the
"It was a big win for us," Day said. "It felt good to go out there and put up zeros."
The performance by Day (2-1) was his best since he threw his only career shutout on May 1, 2003. The righthander was removed after throwing 110 pitches. He walked two and struck out one.
"We didn't give (Day) much to work with," Montreal manager
said. "With the stuff he had out there today, thank goodness, it was enough. He pitched an outstanding game."
The Expos managed just five hits, but Cepicky's two-out double in the sixth inning off Phillies starter
(0-3) stood up.
"Hopefully, it gives us a little jolt and we can bring it out to the west coast," Cepicky said. "It's early in the season and we're going to come around."
Montreal has scored just 34 runs in 19 games and the victory is their third in the last 14 contests.
Padilla allowed just three hits and walked four in six innings.
"He made one mistake," Philadelphia manager
said. "We have to improve with runners in scoring position. We had chances. Padilla feels he should be rewarded somewhere down the line. He gets frustrated."
In the eighth inning, Philadelphia had runners at first and second with one out, but
grounded into an inning-ending double play. The Phillies left eight on base.
"You got to give Day credit," Bowa said. "He made pitches when he had to."
worked the ninth, earning his fifth save.
had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 10 games for the Expos, who snapped a three-game losing streak and beat the Phillies for the first time in six tries this year.