PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) --
went on the offensive.
Bell enjoyed a career night by hitting for the cycle as the
slugged their way to a 14-6 victory over the
Bell went 4-for-4 and knocked in a career-high six runs. He began his big night with a double in the second inning, hit a three-run homer in the fourth, delivered an RBI single in the sixth and completed the cycle with a two-run triple in the seventh.
"I didn't even realize what happened until I got to third base," Bell said. "If I had hit a triple earlier in the game, I probably would've been aware of it, but I just hadn't thought of it for some reason."
A slow-footed third baseman, Bell became the first Phillie to hit for the cycle since
accomplished the feat against Los Angeles on August 25, 1995.
Bell became the third player to hit for the cycle this season, joining Pittsburgh's
. Coincidentally, Ward and his father Gary accomplished the feat and when Bell achieved the honor Monday, he joined his grandfather,
, who did it June 4, 1951.
Bell's teammates left a bottle of champagne in front of his locker after the game.
"It's just rare (to hit for the cycle)," Bell said. "You're trying to win the game. That's the part you're happy about, then you realize that it's something that doesn't happen very often."
The Phillies also received a big night from
, who went 3-for-5 with three RBI while also scoring three times.
added three hits and scored three times for Philadelphia, which used a six-run fourth inning to take a 7-3 lead.
Two innings later,
's three-run homer highlighted a five-run uprising which opened a 12-5 cushion.
(6-5) benefited from the offensive support to beat the Expos for the second straight start after going winless since May 11. The righthander went six innings and allowed five runs and five hits while striking out a season-high nine batters.
Millwood improved to 10-0 in his last 11 starts against the Expos and 15-5 lifetime against them. "(It) was just nice to get a win," Millwood said. "When things are tough, you just take a win any way you can get it. To get my last two starts as wins is nice."
"Hopefully, it'll be a stepping stone for him," Phillies manager
all homered for Montreal. The contest featured seven home runs.
Expos starter Sun-Woo Kim (3-4) was ripped for six runs and six hits in 3 2/3 innings. Three relievers combined to allow the other eight runs with
being victimized for all five runs in the Phillies' big sixth inning.
"We didn't make good pitches," Montreal manager
said. "That about sums it up. They'll kill you if you don't make good pitches."