While Kevin Millwood might have wanted to walk off the field in disgust, Pittsburgh manager Lloyd McClendon did just that.
Millwood was pounded yet again Sunday, giving up six runs in five innings before Atlanta rallied for a 10-8 win over Cleveland.
"I'm sick of this place. I really want to go home," said Millwood, who has a 15.07 ERA this spring.
McClendon, Pittsburgh's rookie manager, pulled his team off the field with no outs in the bottom of the 10th inning after Erik Plantenberg forced in two runs by walking five straight batters as the Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies played to a 6-6 tie.
"I had to OK it," Phillies manager Larry Bowa said. "I asked if the kid had a bad arm and they said, 'No.' But the way he pitched ..."
McClendon did not explain his decision to have the game stopped. Pittsburgh's pitching staff has been decimated by injuries and McClendon had already used seven pitchers.
Plantenberg, a 32-year-old left-hander, last pitched in the majors for the Phillies in 1997. He walked David Newhan and Brian L. Hunter after loading the bases in the 10th.
The Phillies tied it at 4 in the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Tomas Perez off Eric Moody. Enrique Wilson's second homer of the game — a two-run shot in the 10th off Ed Vosberg — gave the Pirates a 6-4 lead.
Millwood gave up nine hits, including solo home runs to Jim Thome and Ellis Burks, in his last start in Florida. Millwood will pitch Friday in Atlanta against the Indians.
DEVIL RAYS 12, RANGERS 6: At Port Charlotte, Fla., Jose Guillen homered twice and Randy Winn added a solo shot to lead Tampa Bay.
REDS 3, RED SOX 0: At Sarasota, Fla., Barry Larkin, sidelined for two weeks by a groin strain, returned to the lineup and had a single and a stolen base for Cincinnati.
BLUE JAYS 16, TIGERS 7: At Dunedin, Fla., Toronto took advantage of seven Detroit errors and scored 13 runs in four-plus innings against Chris Holt.
ROYALS 12, ASTROS 7: At Kissimmee, Fla., Raul Ibanez went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and Jermaine Dye homered for Kansas City. Wade Miller, expected to be Houston's No. 3 starter, left in the third inning because of tightness in his right biceps.
DODGERS 10, CARDINALS 0: At Vero Beach, Fla., Darren Dreifort and three Los Angeles relievers combined on a two-hitter. Gary Sheffield, Tom Goodwin, Shawn Green and Chris Donnels homered.
ORIOLES 7, EXPOS 1: At Jupiter, Fla., Sidney Ponson pitched seven scoreless innings for his first win in five spring starts.
METS 6, MARLINS 5: At Port St. Lucie, Fla., Mike Piazza left the game after being hit by a pitch in the left arm and New York rallied to beat Florida.
DIAMONDBACKS 8, PADRES 1: At Tucson, Ariz., Luis Gonzalez homered twice and Curt Schilling earned his first victory of the spring for Arizona.
CUBS 9, ANGELS 6: At Tempe, Ariz., Kerry Wood allowed seven hits in six innings to win for the third time in four spring decisions. Rookie Corey Patterson had three hits, including a two-run double.
ROCKIES 17, MARINERS 5: At Peoria, Ariz., Todd Walker, Brooks Kieschnick and Roberto Kelly homered.
ATHLETICS 8, BREWERS 3: At Phoenix, Robin Jennings' two-run double and Mark Ellis' two-run pinch-hit single sparked a seven-run rally in the eighth inning for Oakland.
WHITE SOX 4, GIANTS 2: At Scottsdale, Ariz., Mark Buehrle, whose strong spring performance likely has earned him a spot in Chicago's rotation, allowed one run in four solid innings.