Padres Defeat Phillies 7-2
Apr. 25, 2002
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Tom Lampkin homered, doubled and drove in three runs to end a lengthy drought by San Diego catchers and spark the Padres to a 7-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.
Lampkin homered in the second inning against Robert Person (0-3) to give San Diego a 2-0 lead and snap an 0-for-39 drought by Padres catchers that dated to April 7. Lampkin, who entered the game 1-for-33, also had a RBI double in the sixth inning and scored two runs.
Brian Lawrence (3-1) allowed two runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings, striking out four and walking one. Lawrence had a three-hit shutout before allowing a home run to Tomas Perez with one out in the seventh. Jimmy Rollins added an RBI single in the inning.
San Diego scored four runs in the fifth inning against Person, who is winless in five starts after a career-best 15 wins in 2001. Person matched his shortest outing of the season, giving up six runs and six hits in five innings, raising his ERA to 5.23.
In the fifth, Lawrence drove in a run with a bases-loaded groundout, Mark Kotsay had a two-run double and Ryan Klesko doubled in the fourth run, extending his hitting streak to 12 games.
The Phillies have lost five of six.
Philadelphia second baseman Marlon Anderson went 0-for-1, snapping his 10-game hitting streak. Anderson left the game after hyper-extending his right elbow in the second inning. Anderson is day-to-day.
Notes: Javier Cardona, San Diego's other catcher, is 1-for-20 on the season. ... Lankford was 0-for-2 against Person and is now 1-for-15 lifetime. ... In three at-bats against Person, Lampkin is 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBIs. ... The Phillies have doubled in every game this season. ... Sean Burroughs went 3-for-4 and leads NL rookies with 19 hits.