Atlanta at Philadelphia

Atlanta «00100000002340

No power from Howard as Braves go on to win in 11th

CBS wire reports

PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Howard is hitting all the homers he can to keep Philadelphia in the playoff picture, trying to overcome bullpen breakdowns and late-inning mistakes.

Atlanta kept Howard from going deep in the second game, winning 3-1 in 11 innings after scoring the go-ahead run on catcher Carlos Ruiz's throwing error. The Phillies, who won Saturday's nightcap, dropped to 1½ games back of San Diego, the NL wild-card leader while the Braves fell five games behind the Padres.

"It was a good game, a good day, for me, I would guess," Howard said. "I just wanted to keep going out and having good ABs and have a good swing."

After going 4-for-4 with four RBI in the opener, he was 2-for-4 with a walk in the second game.

Geoff Geary (7-1), who got the win in the first game, allowed Scott Thorman's double leading off the 11th in the second game. Ruiz threw Scott Orr's sacrifice bunt into left field, allowing pinch-runner Tony Pena to score, and Orr scored on Geary's wild pitch.

Chad Paronto (2-2) pitched a scoreless 10th and Bob Wickman, who blew a save chance in the opener, pitched the 11th for his 12th save.

With the Phillies bullpen blowing late leads without closer Tom Gordon, Brett Myers stayed in for eight innings, striking out 10 and allowing three hits. He gave up Orr's RBI single in the third.

Pat Burrell's sacrifice fly in the fourth was the only run off starter Lance Cormier, who gave up three hits in a career-high seven innings. Philadelphia had two on in the eighth, but Macay McBride fanned Chase Utley.

"Cormier was outstanding," Braves manager Bobby Cox said. "That's a tough hitting lineup and he gave them nothing."


  • Phillies C Mike Lieberthal left the second game because of back spasms.
Copyright 2015 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Atlanta's Tony Pena scores safely in the 11th inning as the Braves take the nightcap of the doubleheader.  (AP)
Atlanta's Tony Pena scores safely in the 11th inning as the Braves take the nightcap of the doubleheader. (AP)

Players of the Game

B. Myers
IP 8.0
H 3
ER 1
BB 2
K 10

L. Cormier
IP 7.0
H 3
ER 1
BB 3
K 4

Related Video

November 30, 2015
MLB news roundup: 11/30 (2:59)
November 12, 2015
Andrelton Simmons dealt to Angels
September 14, 2015
Braves eliminated: Heyman on what's ahead
August 31, 2015
Yankees defeat Braves 20-6
Atlanta Braves
Pete Orr, 2B4111000
Edgar Renteria, SS5010012
Chipper Jones, 3B3010100
    Willy Aybar, 3B1000000
Andruw Jones, CF4000031
Brian McCann, C4000034
Jeff Francoeur, RF4000010
Daryle Ward, 1B4000010
Ryan Langerhans, LF3100120
Lance Cormier, P1000010
   a- Adam LaRoche, PH1000010
    Tyler Yates, P0000000
    Macay McBride, P0000000
    Chad Paronto, P0000000
   b- Scott Thorman, PH1010000
    Tony Pena, PR0100000
    Bob Wickman, P0000000
a-struck out for Cormier in the 8th
b-doubled for Paronto in the 11th
2B - Scott Thorman (, Geary)
SH - Pete Orr (), Lance Cormier ()
RBI - Pete Orr ()
2-OUT RBI - Pete Orr ()
CS - Pete Orr (, 2nd base by Myers/Ruiz)
Team LOB - 4
Outfield Assists - Jeff Francoeur 1
DP - Renteria-Orr-Ward
Atlanta Braves
Lance Cormier 7311340
Tyler Yates 0.2100100
Macay McBride 1.1000030
Chad Paronto (W,-) 1000100
Bob Wickman (S,) 1100010
IBB - Rollins by Chad Paronto
HBP - Ruiz (by Chad Paronto)
Pitches-Strikes - Lance Cormier 93-56, Tyler Yates 10-4, Macay McBride 17-12, Chad Paronto 16-6, Bob Wickman 17-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Lance Cormier 11-4, Macay McBride 1-0, Chad Paronto 2-1
Batters Faced - Lance Cormier 25, Tyler Yates 4, Macay McBride 4, Chad Paronto 5, Bob Wickman 4
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS3010220
Shane Victorino, CF5010003
Chase Utley, 2B4100123
Ryan Howard, 1B4020110
Pat Burrell, LF1001102
    Chris Roberson, PR-LF1000010
   a- David Dellucci, PH1000011
Jeff Conine, RF5000002
Mike Lieberthal, C1010000
    Carlos Ruiz, PR-C2000001
Jose Hernandez, 3B3000001
Brett Myers, P2000010
   b- Joe Thurston, PH1000000
    Rick White, P0000000
   c- Randall Simon, PH1000001
    Geoff Geary, P0000000
a-struck out for Roberson in the 11th
b-lined out for Myers in the 8th
c-flied out for White in the 10th
SF - Pat Burrell ()
SH - Jose Hernandez ()
RBI - Pat Burrell ()
Team LOB - 8
E - Carlos Ruiz (, )
Philadelphia Phillies
Brett Myers 83112100
Rick White 2000020
Geoff Geary (L,-) 1121010
HBP - A. Jones (by Brett Myers)
WP - Geoff Geary ()
Pitches-Strikes - Brett Myers 108-68, Rick White 19-14, Geoff Geary 19-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brett Myers 6-7, Rick White 4-0, Geoff Geary 2-1
Batters Faced - Brett Myers 29, Rick White 6, Geoff Geary 5
Game Information
Attendance - 37044
Game Time - 2:55
Temperature - 73
Umpires - Home - James Hoye, First Base - Larry Young, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg