Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, July 7, 2012 7:15 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 91°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bob Davidson, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Mike Muchlinski, Third Base - Jerry Layne,
Attendance - 44797

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Atlanta 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 6 10 0
Philadelphia 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 45-39 20-22 25-17 W3
Philadelphia 37-49 17-26 20-23 L3


Braves 6, Phillies 3: Brian McCann homered for the third straight contest and Tommy Hanson tossed seven solid innings to reach double digits in wins for the fourth straight season as visiting Atlanta handed Philadelphia its ninth loss in 10 outings.

Former Phillie Michael Bourn, who replaced Washington's Ian Desmond on the National League All-Star roster, collected three hits and scored twice - including a successful bid to steal home in the seventh inning.

Martin Prado drove in a pair of runs and Chipper Jones extended his hitting streak to 13 contests for the Braves, who have won nine of 12 on the road following a season-high five-game skid away from home.

After blasting a grand slam in Friday's 5-0 victory, McCann continued to swing a hot bat Saturday. With two outs in the second inning, McCann belted his 12th homer into the second deck in right field.

Although Philadelphia's Juan Pierre highlighted a three-run second inning with an RBI double, Atlanta answered with Prado's run-scoring double in the third and McCann's RBI single in the fourth. Rookie Andrelton Simmons' sacrifice fly to right plated Freddie Freeman to give the Braves a 4-3 lead in the fourth inning.

Hanson (10-5) overcame his brief turbulence in the second inning to improve to 7-2 on the road this season. He yielded three runs on six hits and struck out six. Eric O'Flaherty retired both batters he faced to end the eighth inning and Craig Kimbrel struck out a pair in the ninth for his National League-leading 24th save.

Joe Blanton (7-8) permitted six runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings to suffer his second straight loss overall and fall to 2-5 in his career versus the Braves.

GAME NOTEBOOK: After making his debut in Friday's 5-0 loss, slugger Ryan Howard sat out Saturday. ... McCann, who went 2-for-4, improved to 10-for-23 with three homers in his career versus Blanton. ... Blanton recorded his first RBI of the season and improved to 2-for-29 with a run-scoring single in the third inning.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   Philadelphia
Tommy Hanson Player Joe Blanton
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 6.1
6 Strikeouts 6
6 Hits 9
3.86 ERA 7.11
Atlanta   Philadelphia
Michael Bourn Player Hunter Pence
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 10 1 14 .294 10 9 5 2 3 0
Philadelphia 6 0 8 .200 7 8 3 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Phillies have a W/L % of .474 after a win and .396 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Braves have a W/L % of .591 after a win and .475 after a loss.
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