Philadelphia 8, Atlanta 5

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, August 31, 2012 7:35 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 83°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mark Carlson, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Chris Conroy,
Attendance - 31203

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 63-69 32-37 31-32 W2
Atlanta 74-58 36-30 38-28 L2


Phillies 8, Braves 5 (10):
John Mayberry Jr. hit a three-run homer in the 10th after Erik Kratz had forced extra innings with a homer in the ninth as visiting Philadelphia rallied past Atlanta.

Cristhian Martinez (5-4) came on to pitch the 10th for Atlanta and allowed a leadoff single to Kevin Fransden, who advanced to second on a balk and third on a groundout. After the Braves elected to intentionally walk Ryan Howard, Martinez struck out Juan Pierre but could not get Mayberry, who belted a first-pitch slider into the seats in left to put the Phillies on top.

Josh Lindblom (3-3) got the win in relief and Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 31st save with a scoreless 10th for Philadelphia, which made sure the Braves’ wild card lead stayed at three games over the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Braves have lost nine of 13 to fall 6 1/2 games behind division-leading Washington in the NL East.

Kratz, who had taken a big hit on a home plate collision with Chipper Jones earlier in the game, came through in the ninth. Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel delivered an 0-2 fastball at 99 mph that Kratz turned around and put into the left-field seats for his eighth blast.

Philadelphia drew even at 4-4 with a three-run sixth inning but Dan Uggla quickly put the Braves back on top. Leading off the bottom of the sixth, Uggla got a 2-2 fastball from left-hander Jeremy Horst and blasted it out to center for his 18th home run.

Atlanta had taken the lead with a four-run rally against Roy Halladay in the fifth that included two-run homers from Martin Prado and Freddie Freeman.

Howard homered and drove in two for the Phillies, who have won six of eight.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kimbrel had not allowed a run in 10 straight appearances before serving up Kratz’s homer. … Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins was back in the lineup a day after being benched for not hustling. Rollins went 1-for-5 and committed a throwing error. … Atlanta traded for utility infielder Jeff Baker on Friday, sending a player to be named or cash back to the Detroit Tigers. … The Braves had release veteran SS Jack Wilson earlier in the day.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia   Atlanta
Roy Halladay Player Mike Minor
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.2 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 7
7.71 ERA 7.20
Philadelphia   Atlanta
Erik Kratz Player Freddie Freeman
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 2
1 HR 1
6 TB 5
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Philadelphia 13 3 22 .325 17 11 8 3 0 1
Atlanta 9 3 19 .237 21 10 5 7 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Braves have a W/L % of .622 after a win and .483 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Phillies have a W/L % of .540 after a win and .420 after a loss.
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