PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- After a night off, the
resumed their assault on the
' pitching staff.
homered and drove in four runs and
added three RBI as the Phillies cruised to a 10-5 victory over the Expos.
Philadelphia erupted for 31 runs and 32 hits in posting easy victories in the first two games of this four-game set but the offense was stifled in Wednesday's 6-3 loss.
"Overall as a team, we're swinging the bats better," Lieberthal said. "Everyone's just coming together."
Led by Lieberthal and Burrell, the Phillies pounded out 16 hits with at least one by every starter. Lieberthal's three-run blast off Expos starter
(0-2) capped a six-run bottom of the third inning that gave Philadelphia a 7-4 advantage.
"I was just talking to
about it 10 minutes ago," Lieberthal said. "With (Bobby) Abreu walking all the time and (Jim) Thome getting on base, between (Burrell) and myself, we're gonna have a lot of situations with runners in scoring positions."
Burrell added an RBI single in the fourth to make it 8-4, after Montreal intentionally walked Thome to get to Burrell.
"(When) a guy has the kind of numbers (Thome) does, they're gonna pitch around him if they can," Burrell said. "It's up to the guys behind him to be ready and be productive."
(3-3) allowed four runs and five hits in seven innings. The lefthander made his second start since being activated off the disabled list and first since he was limited to 77 pitches on Saturday his first time out.
"I'm as close as I'm gonna be," Wolf said. "Pitching is not pitching at 100 percent. You've got to adjust."
Wolf threw 100 pitches and got stronger as the game went on. He finished up his performance by retiring 14 of the final 16 batters he faced.
"I thought (Wolf) threw a great game," Phillies manager
said. "He got more in a groove as the game went on. Seeing him back out there is a big plus for us."
Downs lasted only 2 1/3 innings and gave up seven runs ad nine hits.
"We get ahead, but don't have time to build our lead," Montreal manager
said. "Because the pitchers go out and give up runs the next inning. It happened the entire series."
Expos second baseman
went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI and extended his hitting streak to 18 games.