The Atlanta Braves took another wrenching loss in their September swoon, squandering an early two-run lead against Cliff Lee as the playoff-bound Philadelphia Phillies rallied for a 4-2 victory Monday night.
What looked like a meaningless series just a few weeks ago has turned into quite a significant three games for the National League East rivals.
Pinch-hitter Ross Gload hit an RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep and extend their lead to 10 1/2 games in the NL East.
The major league-leading Phillies won their 90th game and reduced their magic number for clinching their fifth straight NL East title to 14 games. They have won 90 games in four consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history.
The Phillies have added another September callup, bringing INF/OF Pete Orr up from AAA Lehigh Valley.
Cliff Lee tossed a five-hitter for his sixth shutout of the season, helping the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies beat the second-place Atlanta Braves 9-0 on Monday night.
Raul Ibanez homered and drove in six runs to back eight strong innings by Cole Hamels in the Philadelphia Phillies’ 14-1 rout of the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
For the first time since 1979, two St. Joe’s Hawks have been selected in the MLB Draft.
Dan Uggla hit a tiebreaking home run off Roy Halladay in the eighth inning and Atlanta’s pitching held Philadelphia to just 4 hits as the Braves beat the Phillies 3-2 on Sunday.
Shane Victorino left Saturday’s game with the Atlanta Braves in the eighth inning with a sore right hamstring and will not play in Sunday’s final game of the series, according to Phillies manager Charlie Manuel.
Martin Prado homered and drove in three runs, Jair Jurrjens took a perfect game into the sixth and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 on Saturday.
Raul Ibanez snapped a tie with a run-scoring single in the eighth inning, Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Friday night.
Freddie Freeman, Alex Gonzalez and Eric Hinske each homered, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Sunday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies placed catcher Carlos Ruiz on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday because of inflammation in his back.
Fill-in starter Kyle Kendrick and four relievers combined on a five-hitter, Ryan Howard homered and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 Saturday night.