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ATLANTA (AP) -- Erik Kratz homered in the ninth inning off Braves closer Craig Kimbrel and John Mayberry Jr. hit a three-run shot off Cristhian Martinez in the 10th to help the Philadelphia Phillies rally for an 8-5 victory over Atlanta on Friday night.
Josh Lindblom (3-3) pitched a scoreless ninth, allowing one walk and striking out one.
Jonathan Papelbon earned his 31st save in 34 chances by striking out Dan Uggla, getting Paul Janish to fly out and striking out Eric Hinske in the 10th.
Martinez (5-4) allowed three hits, three runs, one walk and struck out two.
The Braves, who have lost two straight and three of four, dropped 6 games behind first-place Washington in the NL East.
Philadelphia has won two straight and six of eight. The Phillies are 18 games back in the NL East, but they finished August with a 17-12 record.
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There are no curfews and no equipment requirements that Charlie Manuel. In fact, the Philadelphia Phillies manager has only two rules that he insists that his players follow: Be on time for gameday and hustle when you get there. But when you break either one of those rules, the Phillies manager tends to get awfully upset. And right now, there is only one notable repeat offender...
With an 8-5 win tonight over the Atlanta Braves, the Phillies are now only 8 games out of the Wild Card. If they sweep the Braves, they will only be 6 games out — with 3 more games against them come Mid-September. The Phillies need to cover 3 games + sweep these 2 series, to make the playoffs? Not impossible!
Erik Kratz survived a crushing hit at home plate in the fourth inning...
In this quick blurb from mlb.com, Carlos Ruiz spoke about possibly just missing the remaining month of the season to reccover:
"I don't want to come back and the injury happens again. I don't try to push it too much -- just taking it nice and easy with my running. If I feel something, stop. But so far, I feel real good. It'll be a little hard. It's not completely...
The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled RHP Justin De Fratus from the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. He will be available for today's game against the Atlanta Braves.
In five games with the club in 2011, De Fratus was (1-0) with a 2.25 ERA in four innings pitched.
Below is a game log of his appearances for the Phillies in 2011:
Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies is the best 3 in the NL East. Our immediate rivals have what level of strength behind their 1-slot hurler? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
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Jimmy Rollins' latest jog toward first earned him a spot where he won't have to hustle.
On the bench.
Rollins was benched after a pair of baserunning blunders Thursday in Philadelphia's 3-2 win over the New York Mets. It was the second time in two weeks the 2007 NL MVP was scolded for not hustling on the basepaths.
Rollins was pulled for the start of the seventh inning...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Fredi Gonzalez isn't concerned about another September collapse.
The Braves manager is worried about his offense.
Atlanta turned in another feeble offensive performance, held scoreless over seven innings by Philadelphia's Cliff Lee in a 5-1 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
"We're just not swinging the bats at all," said Gonzalez, whose team...
The Phils outlast the Braves as they win the game in extra-innings, 8-5.
The Phils took the lead in the second as Ryan Howard hits a lead-off home run, his tenth home run of the year, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Braves took the lead in the fifth as, with one man on, and with one man out, Martin Prado hits a two-run home run, his eighth home run of the season, knocking in Mike...
New England Revolution – Philadelphia Union 7:30 PM EST (Comcast Sportsnet)
The Philadelphia Union playoff run is unofficially over according the Manager John Hackwork, but the newly names permanent Union manager has his eyes set on 3 points in New England. After the game team has a two week a break. The last time Philadelphia picked up 3 points was on July 29 when they hosted...
STEWART TO THE BRAVES? – Tony Stewart has a heck of an arm, and he proved it last weekend at Bristol when he heaved his helmet at the hood of Matt Kenseth’s car. That arm did not go unnoticed, and Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, he received a small token of appreciation.
Atlanta Motor Speedway President and General Manager Ed Clark presented Stewart with an Atlanta Braves jersey...