PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- The
offense picked up
in his return to the mound.
had three hits apiece and
homered as Philadelphia cruised to a 7-2 victory over the
Making his first start since August 5 after a bout with elbow tendinitis, Millwood gave up a run and three hits in two innings, striking out three.
"I felt like it was hard to make adjustments," Millwood said. "That's to be expected when you haven't faced hitters in a real game in a month and a half."
"I thought Millwood threw well," Phillies manager
said. "I wasn't expecting that kind of velocity. He had good life on his fastball. He said he felt fine. We'll see how he feels tomorrow."
A 14-game winner in 2003, Millwood yielded to
(2-0), who allowed one run in three innings to grab his first win as a reliever.
"My curveball was working when I used it and my command of my fastball was good," Floyd said.
Three more pitchers combined on four scoreless innings while striking out five as the Phillies salvaged the finale of a three-game set.
Philadelphia chipped away with a run in the second and another in the third before breaking out in the fourth. With one out, Rollins hit a bases-loaded single to score one run and Polanco followed with a two-run base hit that made it 5-2.
The Phillies added two more in the sixth when Rollins ripped his 40th double and came in on
's 40th two-base hit.
added a run-scoring single for a 7-2 lead.
Rollins and Abreu became the first Philadelphia teammates to have at least 40 doubles in the same season since 1932, when four players accomplished the feat.
Lieberthal homered in the second to knot the score, 1-1 - his second home run in three career at-bats vs. Montreal starter
Downs gave up five runs and eight hits in four innings. He is 0-2 with a 17.05 ERA in two starts vs. the Phillies in 2004.
The Expos had numerous opportunities to score early, but managed only single tallies in the first and fourth innings. They left the bases loaded in the first, fourth and fifth.
"We had some opportunities. We didn't take advantage of them," Expos manager
said. "We had a good road trip, but we didn't finish it off like we would have wanted to."
A sellout crowd of 42,603 helped push Philadelphia over the three million mark in attendance for the second time in franchise history. They also drew that many fans during their last pennant-winning season in 1993.