Atlanta 4, Philadelphia 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 8, 2012 1:35 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 87°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Bellino, First Base - Mike Muchlinski, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Bob Davidson,
Attendance - 43881

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 46-39 20-22 26-17 W4
Philadelphia 37-50 17-27 20-23 L4

Recap

Braves 4, Phillies 3: Brian McCann homered for the fourth consecutive game and Dan Uggla also went deep as Atlanta finished off its first three-game sweep at Philadelphia since the opening week of the 2007 season.

Atlanta's Jair Jurrjens (3-2) allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings to win for the third time in four starts since returning from the minor leagues. Kris Medlen pitched a perfect eighth, and Craig Kimbrel struck out two in a perfect ninth for his National League-leading 25th save.

Jason Pridie, a late addition to the lineup, drove in Philadelphia's three runs, belting a two-run home run in the second and adding an RBI double in the fourth.

Pridie twice gave starter Vance Worley the lead, but he couldn't hold it either time. Uggla connected for a two-run blast to center to tie it in the fourth, and after Pridie's RBI double in the bottom of the inning, McCann tied it at 3 with an RBI single in the fifth.

McCann broke the tie with his 13th homer, a blast to center off Raul Valdes (2-2). 

The Braves have won four straight, while the Phillies have lost 10 of 12 and dropped to 17-27 at home. Philadelphia is 37-50, its worst record at the All-Star break since 1997.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Slumping Phillies OF Shane Victorino initially was listed in the No. 7 spot in the lineup but was scratched because of a "manager's decision" and replaced by Pridie. … Braves SS Andrelton Simmons left the game with a fractured fifth metacarpal bone on his right (throwing) hand. … The announced attendance was 43,881, the 248th consecutive regular-season sellout at Citizens Bank Park. … McCann has homered in all five games he has played against the Phillies this season. … Uggla's homer was estimated at 432 feet. … Atlanta's Michael Bourn recorded his 25th stolen base and has stolen at least 25 bases in five consecutive seasons. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   Philadelphia
Jair Jurrjens Player Vance Worley
Win W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 7
3.86 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Atlanta   Philadelphia
Freddie Freeman Player Jason Pridie
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 3
0 HR 1
3 TB 6
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 10 2 18 .278 14 8 4 4 1 0
Philadelphia 6 1 10 .194 6 6 3 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Phillies have a W/L % of .474 after a win and .388 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Braves have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .475 after a loss.