ATLANTA (Ticker) -- It took five innings, but the
J.D. Drew belted a three-run homer off Millwood in a six-run fifth inning to lead Atlanta to a 6-4 victory over the
Millwood (4-4), who spent his first six seasons with Atlanta, was cruising along with a 4-0 lead before coming apart in the fifth.
led off the inning with a single.
followed by reaching on a bunt single down the third base line. Third baseman
charged the ball and uncorked a wild throw to first base. As Jones headed for third, Phillies second baseman
tracked down the ball down in shallow right and made a wild throw past catcher
at third. Jones scored and Wise went to second.
Both Perez and Utley were charged with errors on the play.
"Obviously, I wish I had it back," Utley said. "At the time, I thought I had a real play. With a better throw, it might have been a different situation."
on four pitches. After retiring the next two batters, rookie
laced an RBI single to left to cut the lead to 4-2. Drew launched a 1-1 changeup over the left-center field wall to give the Braves a 5-4 lead.
"It's a situation where you try to square the ball up and hit it hard," Drew said. "Luckily, it went out of the park."
Millwood, who threw 45 pitches in the fifth inning alone, was chased from the game after surrendering a walk to
, a single to
and an RBI single to Jones.
"I threw the ball well today, but I didn't pitch good," Millwood said. "I thought I was throwing the ball well up until the fifth inning and I made some bad pitches."
Before that inning, Millwood allowed only two hits and a walk. He even made a stellar defensive barehanded play on a comebacker to the mound.
However, when it was finished, Millwood fell to 0-6 with a 9.10 ERA lifetime to his former team. He gave up six runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings.
"It'd be nice (if I could figure it out)," Millwood said. "I'm definitely not trying to go out and have a bad game against them."
"I'm not saying that we're comfortable against him," DeRosa said. "We definitely know what his stuff is like. He's not tricking anybody."
(4-5) surrendered four runs in the first two innings but settled down. He allowed six hits, struck out six and walked one in five innings.
"After the first inning, I felt pretty good," said Wright, who has surrendered 20 runs in the first and second innings this season. "I was just trying to keep it close."
, the fifth Braves pitcher, tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings with two strikeouts for his eighth save of the season, his first since May 21.
"I didn't think I was going to be in this one for the save," Smoltz said. "We played ourselves out of it, and we came back to win it."
Atlanta avoided its fourth three-game losing streak of the season and earned a split of the four-game series.
belted a two-run homer in the first and
had a solo shot in the second, but the Phillies lost for the fifth time in seven games.