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Philadelphia at San Diego

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Phillies 8, Padres 3

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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SAN DIEGO -- No matter what happens, the San Diego Padres continue to hang onto the NL West lead.

The Padres lost shortstop Khalil Greene with a broken toe and dropped below .500 Sunday, becoming the first team to lead a division with a losing record this late in the season.

Rookie Robinson Tejeda pitched seven strong innings, Chase Utley and Pat Burrell had two-run singles in a seven-run fifth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Padres 8-3 to complete a three-game sweep.

San Diego (58-59) remains three games ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"It doesn't matter what your record is if you win the division," Padres manager Bruce Bochy said. "We're not trying to win this thing playing sub-.500 ball. It's going to take over .500 ball to win this division, I firmly believe that.

"Unless we do that, we won't win."

The loss of Greene could have a major impact, especially since he was one of the few Padres who have hit consistently lately. Bochy said Greene is expected to miss 2-3 weeks.

"That one hurts," right fielder Brian Giles said. "Guys are going to have to step up with the way he's been playing defense for us and getting big hits on offense."

San Diego has scored 11 runs while losing four of five.

The Phillies, 20-11 since July 9, moved within a half-game of Houston in the NL wild-card race and finished their West Coast road trip with a 5-1 record.

The first nine batters reached base on six singles, two errors, and a walk in the fifth, the Phillies' biggest inning of the season.

"Until that point, (Chan Ho) Park was throwing pretty well and was in control," said David Bell, who started the inning with a single. "But we got a couple of hits that really changed the game."

Greene said he broke his left big toe when he jammed it into the ground while he dove for Todd Pratt's single to left field in the third inning.

"It's frustrating, but it's a part of the game," Greene said. "It's disappointing, but there's not much you can do about it."

The last team to lead a division with a losing record in August was the Texas Rangers, who topped the AL West at 52-62 on Aug. 11, 1994, the day before a labor strike ended the season.

"Maybe we caught them at the right time," Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel said. "They're going to be all right. It's just a matter of time before they get hot."

Tejeda (3-2) pitched longer than six innings for the first time in 11 starts. The right-hander allowed one run and three hits with six strikeouts and three walks.

"I was still comfortable after seven," Tejeda said. "That was great to be able to go seven. When I pitched before we weren't scoring so many runs, but today we kept the ball in play."

Park (1-1) pitched four-plus innings, allowing six runs and five hits.

Bell led off the fifth with a single and Pratt walked. Tejeda laid down a sacrifice bunt that was fielded by catcher Miguel Olivo, whose throw to third sailed into left field for an error and allowed Bell to score for a 2-1 lead.

Kenny Lofton followed with a bloop RBI single that knocked Park from the game. Clay Hensley came in and gave up a two-run single to Utley before a throwing error by Eric Young loaded the bases. Burrell made it 7-1 with his single and Ryan Howard singled in the seventh run of the inning.

The Phillies took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on Howard's RBI single. Giles led off the bottom half with his 12th homer, which barely made it out as it hit on top of the right-field scoreboard and fell short of reaching the seats.

Tejeda allowed two hits in six shutout innings in his other start against the Padres, a 2-0 win on July 23 at Philadelphia.

The Padres scored twice in the eighth on a bases-loaded groundout by Ryan Klesko and a wild pitch by Rheal Cormier.

Notes

Greene also suffered a broken right ring finger on April 17 and missed three weeks. ... Tejeda had gone six innings in four other starts. ... The Phillies have beaten San Diego 10 consecutive times, last losing on May 22, 2004, at Philadelphia.

 
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Players of the Game
Philadelphia

R. Tejeda
IP 7.0
H 3
ER 1
BB 3
K 7
Philadelphia

R. Howard
AB 4
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
 
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS5110022 .269
    Rheal Cormier, P0000000 .000
    Ryan Madson, P0000000 .000
Kenny Lofton, CF5111001 .306
Chase Utley, 2B5112020 .301
Bobby Abreu, RF3200200 .291
Pat Burrell, LF4012011 .284
Ryan Howard, 1B4022021 .278
David Bell, 3B4120003 .251
Todd Pratt, C3110123 .252
Robinson Tejeda, P2100003 .111
   a- Tomas Perez, PH-SS1000001 .250
Totals368973915 
a-flied out for Tejeda in the 8th
Batting
2B - David Bell (23, Quantrill)
SH - Robinson Tejeda (3)
RBI - Kenny Lofton (20), Chase Utley 2 (68), Pat Burrell 2 (85), Ryan Howard 2 (30)
2-OUT RBI - Ryan Howard (8)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Howard
PB - Todd Pratt (3)
Philadelphia Phillies
Robinson Tejeda (W,3-2) 7311371 2.71
Rheal Cormier 1222110 5.63
Ryan Madson 1000030 3.43
WP - Rheal Cormier (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Robinson Tejeda 114-66, Rheal Cormier 32-19, Ryan Madson 14-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Robinson Tejeda 5-8, Rheal Cormier 2-0
Batters Faced - Robinson Tejeda 26, Rheal Cormier 6, Ryan Madson 3
San Diego Padres
Dave Roberts, CF4110001 .264
Eric Young, 2B4110011 .276
Brian Giles, RF3111100 .290
Ryan Klesko, LF3001100 .258
Khalil Greene, SS1010000 .257
    Damian Jackson, SS2000112 .272
Joe Randa, 3B3000111 .277
Xavier Nady, 1B2000023 .270
    Clay Hensley, P0000000 .000
   a- Mark Sweeney, PH1000010 .325
    Paul Quantrill, P0000000 .000
    Chris Hammond, P0000000 .000
   b- David Ross, PH1000010 .231
Miguel Olivo, C4010032 .181
Chan Ho Park, P1000010 .333
    Robert Fick, 1B2000001 .308
Totals3135241111 
a-struck out for Hensley in the 7th
b-struck out for Hammond in the 9th
Batting
2B - Khalil Greene (23, Tejeda)
HR - Brian Giles (12, Tejeda)
RBI - Brian Giles (59), Ryan Klesko (48)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Brian Giles 1
PB - Miguel Olivo (6)
E - Miguel Olivo (5, throwing error), Eric Young (2, throwing error)
San Diego Padres
Chan Ho Park (L,9-6) 4565340 5.89
Clay Hensley 3321040 2.33
Paul Quantrill 1100010 5.53
Chris Hammond 1000000 2.81
Pitches-Strikes - Chan Ho Park 86-45, Clay Hensley 59-35, Paul Quantrill 17-12, Chris Hammond 20-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chan Ho Park 7-1, Clay Hensley 3-3, Paul Quantrill 1-1, Chris Hammond 2-1
Batters Faced - Chan Ho Park 20, Clay Hensley 13, Paul Quantrill 4, Chris Hammond 3
Game Information
Attendance - 37167
Game Time - 3:06
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - Jim Wolf, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Ramon Armendariz, Third Base - Larry Vanover