PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Todd Jones’ first appearance in Philadelphia ended with him getting booed off the mound.
The Phillies fell six games behind NL East-leading Atlanta in their first home game since starting a 13-game road trip just a half-game back of the Braves. Philadelphia trails Chicago by 3 1/2 games in the wild-card race.
“It’s definitely not my dream Philly entrance,” said Jones, who allowed three runs in the eighth in his worst outing since coming to the Phillies in a trade on July 30. “It’s a good baseball town. They expect a lot and I expect a lot. I’ve been around long enough to know when I stunk.”
Before the game, Philadelphia bolstered its ailing rotation, acquiring right-hander Cory Lidle from Cincinnati for two minor leaguers and a player to be named.
But the Phillies also learned slugger Pat Burrell will have season-ending wrist surgery on Friday.
Colorado, which has the third-worst record in the NL, improved to 3-1 since trading star outfielder Larry Walker to St. Louis.
Castilla is second in the NL with 94 RBIs.
“Vinny came through for us,” Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said.
Luis Gonzalez led off the eighth with a tying homer against Jones (8-3). Aaron Miles singled with one out and Todd Helton was hit by a pitch one batter later. Castilla then lined a shot off the left-field wall, scoring both runners.
“He had been pitching pretty good,” Phillies manager Larry Bowa said. “He had three good outings for us on the road.”
Jamey Wright gave up two runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings in his fourth start since signing with the Rockies last month. Tim Harikkala (5-2) walked one batter in two-thirds of an inning. Steve Reed got two outs in the eighth inning and Shawn Chacon worked the ninth for his 27th save in 35 chances.
Preston Wilson homered and doubled for the Rockies.
“That’s a quality start for Wright and we got a nice job out of the bullpen,” Hurdle said.
The left-hander allowed one run and three hits, striking out eight and walking two in seven innings. He is 12-2, but hasn’t had a decision in six of seven starts since beating Baltimore on July 4.
“We were playing well. This was a tough loss,” Milton said.
Jimmy Rollins’ two-out RBI single in the seventh gave the Phillies a short-lived 2-1 lead. Polanco made it 1-0 in the first when he lined a shot off Wright into the left-field seats.
Wilson, whose one-out double in the fifth was Colorado’s first hit off Milton, tied it at 1 with a two-out, opposite-field homer in the seventh.
“That’s a flyball out in most stadiums,” Milton said.
In his previous start at Citizens Bank Park, Milton pitched eight hitless innings before allowing two runs and leaving with a no-decision in Philadelphia’s 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on July 25.
The Rockies hung RHP Aaron Cook’s jersey in their dugout. Blood clots were discovered in both of Cook’s lungs last week, and he’ll miss the rest of the season. … The Phillies were coming off a 5-1 finish to a 6-7 road trip that dropped them five games in the standings. … Rookie Lou Collier started in LF for Burrell, going 2-for-4 with a run . … Polanco started at 3B for the first time this season because David Bell is day-to-day with back spasms. … The Phillies have 33 sellouts in 53 games at home.