The Phillies enjoyed a lead for most of the game, thanks to David Bell, who homered, and Jimmy Rollins, who singled to extend his hit streak and added a pair of doubles and two RBIs. But the Braves rallied to force extras. In the 10th, the Phils loaded the bases, setting the stage for Ryan Howard's second grand slam of the year.
First baseman Adam LaRoche enjoyed a four-RBI night on Wednesday, drawing a walk with the bases loaded in the fifth inning and belting a game-tying three-run homer off Philadelphia's Ryan Madson in the seventh, a blast that forced extra frames. But reliever John Foster gave up a game-winning grand slam in the top of the 10th, keeping Atlanta's magic number at six.
a-Popped out for Myers in the 6th. b-Singled for Martinez in the 8th. c-Grounded into a double play for Madson in the 8th. d-Walked for Michaels in the 9th. e-Grounded into a forceout for Lieberthal in the 10th. f-Struck out for Geary in the 10th. 1-Ran for Burrell in the 10th.
BATTING 2B: Lieberthal (24, Ramirez), Burrell (24, Ramirez), Rollins 2 (33, Ramirez, Foster), Utley (34, Davies). HR: Bell (9, 2nd inning off Ramirez, 1 on, 1 out), Howard (19, 10th inning off Foster, 3 on, 1 out). TB: Rollins 5; Michaels; Burrell 4; Utley 3; Bell 4; Lieberthal 2; Howard 5; Myers. RBI: Bell 2 (56), Rollins 2 (49), Utley (90), Howard 4 (54). 2-out RBI: Rollins 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lieberthal 2; Michaels; Lofton. GIDP: Bell; Tucker; Abreu. Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING SB: Rollins (37, 2nd base off Ramirez/Estrada).