National League Game Summary - Atlanta at Philadelphia|
(Wednesday, August 8th)
Final Score: Atlanta 12, Philadelphia 6
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Dan Uggla's three-run double in the
seventh inning helped the Atlanta Braves take a 12-6 win over the Philadelphia
Phillies in the rubber match of a three-game set.
Uggla went 3-for-4 with two runs scored while Michael Bourn was 3-for-5 with a
two-run home run, three RBI and two runs scored for the Braves, who took the
front and back end of this series.
"It's been a constant grind this season," said Uggla. "I've been lucky my
teammates have picked me up and tonight was my turn to pick them up. This is a
confidence booster and it will help me relax more."
Tim Hudson didn't get out of the fifth as he was pounded for six runs on six
hits with three walks and four strikeouts. Chad Durbin (4-1) got the win for
pitching a perfect sixth inning.
Ryan Howard hit a three-run home run while Jimmy Rollins added a solo homer,
two RBI and two runs scored for the Phillies, who had won three of four coming
into the game.
Kyle Kendrick was torched for six runs on seven hits over just 3 1/3 innings.
Antonio Bastardo (2-4) was handed the loss for giving up three runs in the
"They had a good approach but I wasn't throwing strikes at all," said
Kendrick. "I couldn't get ahead and threw too many pitches. Just a bad night
The Phillies got the first run of the game when Rollins smoked the first pitch
he saw over the right field wall for a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the
Braves answered in the second.
Freddie Freeman walked with one out and Uggla singled. A wild pitch moved both
runners up a base and David Ross' groundout tied the game. After Paul Janish
walked, Hudson helped his cause with a two-run double and came home two
batters later on a Martin Prado single for a 4-1 lead.
Bourn made it a 6-1 game in the fourth when he smacked a homer with Janish on
base -- his ninth of the season.
The Phillies rallied in the fifth inning. Kevin Frandsen singled to start the
inning and came home when Rollins doubled to the corner in right. Domonic
Brown then doubled in Rollins and Chase Utley was hit by a pitch. Howard then
sent a 2-2 pitch over the wall in left-center to tie the game. Bourn made a
nice catch on an Erik Kratz fly ball to center with a man on base to end the
Atlanta, though, went back up in the seventh with a big, two-out rally. Jason
Heyward doubled to keep the inning alive and Chipper Jones was intentionally
walked. A walk to Freeman prompted a pitching change as Josh Lindblom entered,
but Uggla cleared the bases with a double down the third base line. David Ross
then hit a grounder to third that Frandsen fielded on the run, but his throw
to first was off and Uggla came home to make it a 10-6 game.
Atlanta plated two more in the eighth on an RBI double from Bourn and a
Freeman groundout that scored Bourn for a 12-6 lead.
Philly left two men on base in the eighth and was retired in order in the
It was the 40th leadoff homer of Rollins' career...Howard's home run was his
500th extra-base hit...Atlanta has taken nine of 12 this season from
Philadelphia...Both teams have Thursday off and will open sets on Friday.
Atlanta plays in New York while Philadelphia hosts St. Louis.
08/09 00:10:34 ET