Philadelphia (36-26) at Atlanta (32-29)
TV: CSN | Radio: WPHT 1210, WUBA 1480 7:30 pm ET Turner Field TV: PTV | Radio: WGST 640, 94.9 FM
When the Phillies begin a nine-game road trip Friday in Atlanta, they will get another crack at Chipper Jones, baseball's hottest hitter. In two games against the Phillies this year -- on May 13-14 -- Jones pounded five hits.
Phillies probable pitcher
- (6-3) 4.65 ERA
Phillies: Moyer earned his team-leading sixth win on June 1 against the Marlins. Moyer allowed two early home runs to Florida's Mike Jacobs, falling behind by four runs. But the veteran lefty battled back, lasting seven innings, striking out three and walking none to earn the win with a little help from his offense. The Phillies' offense has been particularly helpful to Moyer lately. In his last six starts, Moyer has received an average of about 10 runs of support.
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|Philadelphia Phillies (NL East)||36||26||.581||-||21-13||15-13|
|Atlanta Braves (NL East)||32||29||.525||3.5||25-8||7-21|
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Tim Hudson, who left Sunday's game with a strained left hamstring, was cleared to start on Friday, as the Braves, 3 1/2 games back in the NL East, open a three-game series against the first-place Phillies.
Braves probable pitcher
- (7-4) 3.01 ERA
Braves: Hudson left during the seventh inning of Sunday's game with a strained left hamstring, and was reevaluated by Braves doctors on Monday in Atlanta. Before exiting, Hudson allowed four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits and struck out three in six innings. Hudson allowed a home run in the second and third inning, the third time in four starts he has given up two homers in a game. Hudson walked three on Sunday, and it was only the third time this season that he has issued three or more walks in a game.
Phillies hitters vs Tim Hudson
Braves hitters vs Jamie Moyer
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Hail to the Victorino (37-26) (32-30)
Phillies 4, Braves 3 (10)
Shane Victorino tripled and scored the Phillies' first run, then drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th. The Braves threatened in the top of the inning against closer Brad Lidge, but Victorino gunned down the potential tying run at home plate with a strike from center field.
Tim Hudson shut down the Phillies for 7 2/3 innings and Brian McCann's two-run homer in the sixth put the Braves ahead, but the bullpen couldn't hold the lead. Atlanta threatened with a run in the 10th, but Gregor Blanco was thrown out at home trying to score the tying run.
Phillies 4, Braves 3
Durbin pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
IBB: Feliz (by Hudson, T), Burrell (by Carlyle), Jones, C (by Romero, J), Jones, C (by Gordon, T).
HBP: McCann (by Moyer), Teixeira (by Romero, J).
Pitches-strikes: Moyer 101-54, Durbin 11-5, Romero, J 8-2, Seanez 4-3, Madson 22-11, Gordon, T 23-10, Lidge 13-10, Hudson, T 97-53, Ohman 9-6, Boyer 16-7, Acosta, M 12-6, Ring 6-5, Carlyle 6-2.
Groundouts-flyouts: Moyer 8-3, Durbin 1-1, Romero, J 1-0, Seanez 0-1, Madson 1-0, Gordon, T 1-0, Lidge 0-0, Hudson, T 11-4, Ohman 1-0, Boyer 1-0, Acosta, M 1-0, Ring 0-1, Carlyle 0-0.
Batters faced: Moyer 25, Durbin 3, Romero, J 3, Seanez 1, Madson 4, Gordon, T 5, Lidge 5, Hudson, T 29, Ohman 2, Boyer 4, Acosta, M 3, Ring 2, Carlyle 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Durbin 1-0, Romero, J 1-0, Seanez 3-0, Ohman 1-0, Ring 1-1, Carlyle 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 90 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
Venue: Turner Field.
June 6, 2008
June 6, 2008
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner