PHILADELPHIA -- Bobby Abreu's torrid hitting continued and so did Philadelphia's winning ways.
Abreu homered twice and drove in four runs, and Vicente Padilla won for only the second time this year to help the Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-6 in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.
The Phillies (28-27) moved above .500 for the first time since they were 7-6 on April 18 thanks to their fourth straight win and 13th of 19 overall.
"They're relaxed and letting it fly," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.
In the second game, Brett Myers will pitch against the Diamondbacks' Russ Ortiz.
Coming off a three-game sweep of San Francisco, Philadelphia's momentum was hardly stalled by Friday night's rainout. Instead, they roughed up Arizona starter Javier Vazquez (5-4) and finished with 14 hits, including three each from Kenny Lofton and Chase Utley, and two each from Abreu, Mike Lieberthal and Pat Burrell. Utley singled, doubled and tripled, and Lieberthal had three RBI.
Jim Thome, hitting just .209, had good reason to flash a wide smile in the dugout after hitting only his third homer of the season in the seventh to make it 9-1.
"Jimmy just kept swinging and finally he got a fastball to hit," Manuel said.
"All of a sudden, it was here they come," Manuel said.
The Phillies knew the feeling -- they broke the game open with a six-run fourth.
Lieberthal drove in two runs on a bases-loaded single to left and Lofton's second single in two innings knocked in two more to make it 6-1. Abreu followed again with a two-run homer -- his 14th of the year and his seventh in 63 career at-bats against Vazquez for his 11th career multihomer game.
"It's between him and (Chicago's Derrek) Lee for the MVP right now," Arizona manager Bob Melvin said.
That was enough run support for Padilla (2-5), the former Diamondbacks player who is the only member of the rotation with a losing record. Padilla, who started the season on the disabled list while recovering from right triceps tendinitis, missed his last two starts because of a strained back.
That was part of the reason Manuel was cautious with Padilla, pulling the righty after giving up only three hits and a run on 86 pitches through five innings.
"He was at the point where his pitch count was where we wanted it," Manuel said. "He's got to be consistent for us and he's got to win games for us."
Padilla still hasn't lasted longer than six innings in any of his eight starts. His only mistake came when he gave up Tony Clark's seventh homer leading off the second for a 1-0 lead.
Lofton's two-out bunt single in the third was followed by Abreu's 13th homer of the season into the right-field stands for a 2-1 lead.
- Lofton and Utley both tripled. Utley tripled in the second and was left stranded after the much-maligned David Bell and Lieberthal both popped out to the catcher, each drawing a large amount of boos from what was then a sparse crowd.
- Melvin and Manuel said the doubleheader will force them to use a spot starter on Wednesday. Melvin said he would probably use RHP Claudio Vargas, while Manuel was undecided.
- Vazquez gave up eight runs on 10 hits in four innings.