Atlanta 15, Philadelphia 13

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 87°
Umpires - Home Plate - James Hoye, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Mike Estabrook,
Attendance - 26504

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 4 0 2 0 3 3 1 0 13 17 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 5 0 2 15 19 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 12-13 5-5 7-8 L1
Atlanta 15-10 8-4 7-6 W1

Recap


Braves 15, Phillies 13 (11):
Chipper Jones hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th inning as Atlanta snapped an eight-game losing streak to Philadelphia in a wild back-and-forth contest at Turner Field.

After Dan Uggla's leadoff single in the 11th off Brian Sanches (0-1), Jones just missed a walk-off homer down the right-field line that hooked foul. Two pitches later, Jones connected on a 3-2 fastball to send the Braves to victory.

The Braves rallied from a 6-0 deficit against Philadelphia ace Roy Halladay, then erased a 12-8 deficit with a five-run eighth.

In the eighth, Atlanta got a run-scoring single from Tyler Pastornicky and a bases-loaded walk from Michael Bourn to pull within 12-10. Martin Prado followed with a two-run single up the middle to tie the score at 12-12, and Freddie Freeman's sacrifice fly to left-center easily scored Bourn to make it 13-12.

With two outs in the ninth, Philadelphia's Shane Victorino narrowly beat shortstop Jack Wilson's throw to first for an infield single, scoring Juan Pierre and tying the game at 13-13.

Atlanta trailed 6-0 after five innings against Halladay. After Bourn and Prado singled home runs, Brian McCann tied the game with a grand slam into the right-field seats. The Braves surged ahead 8-6 in the sixth on pinch-hitter Jason Heyward’s two-run single to right off Halladay.

Carlos Ruiz, who went 3-for-5 with a career-high seven RBIs, ripped a long three-run homer to left off Eric O’Flaherty to put the Phillies back in front, 9-8. Ruiz lined a three-run double just inside the first-base bag in the eighth.

Halladay surrendered 12 hits and eight runs in 5 1/3 innings.

Chad Durbin (1-0) pitched a scoreless 11th to pick up the victory.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pastornicky and Prado each finished with three hits for Atlanta. … Halladay had allowed eight earned runs in 37 innings entering the game. His ERA rose from 1.95 to 3.40. … Atlanta starter Tommy Hanson gave up eight hits and four runs in 3 2/3 innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia   Atlanta
Roy Halladay Player Tommy Hanson
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.1 IP 3.2
5 Strikeouts 3
12 Hits 8
13.50 ERA 9.82
Hitting
Philadelphia   Atlanta
Carlos Ruiz Player Tyler Pastornicky
3 Hits 3
7 RBI 1
1 HR 0
8 TB 4
.600 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Philadelphia 17 1 24 .347 19 9 13 5 2 1
Atlanta 19 2 26 .404 19 9 15 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Braves have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Phillies have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .500 after a loss.