-- After hitting just one home run over the first three games of the series, the Phillies launched four in Game 4.
Something of a question mark coming into Game 4, Blanton shut down the Brewers for six-plus innings and kept the bullpen use to a minimum. No Brewer reached second base until the seventh inning off Blanton, who recorded a win in his first postseason start.
Coming off a dreadful first three games of the series, Burrell rocked a three-run homer off Suppan to give the Phillies a four-run advantage. He later added a solo shot, giving him three home runs in six career postseason games.
Rollins ensured that the Phils' offense would not continue to struggle, homering off Suppan to lead off the game.
Sense of October
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel yanked his starter at the first sign of trouble, removing Blanton from the game after he allowed a home run and a single to begin the seventh. Blanton, one of the Phillies' more durable starters, had thrown 107 pitches.
Lines of the Game
4 AB, 3 H, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R
Burrell, silent all series, was quite simply the difference in Game 4.
6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 7 Ks
Blanton outdueled Suppan on the mound by no small margin, giving the Phils an early lead and a significant early edge.
"For Jimmy to come out and lead off the game with a homer, calmed us down a little bit, and then we were able to tack a few more on."
It's back home for the Phillies, who take on the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series. Games 1 and 2 are Thursday and Friday in Philadelphia, before both teams jet west for the middle games of the series.