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Phillies blast Braves; McCann suffers mild concussion in collision

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PHILADELPHIA -- There's nothing like the Atlanta Braves to snap the Philadelphia Phillies out of a funk.

Pat Burrell hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the fifth inning and the Phillies again rallied past Atlanta 12-10 on Sunday.

Chris Coste, Shane Victorino, Jayson Werth and Jimmy Rollins also went deep for the Phillies, who overcame a 5-0 deficit a day after coming back from a 9-3 hole.

Since June 5, the Phillies are 8-1 against the Braves and 12-22 against everyone else.

"We play well against them, that's for sure," Werth said. "I can't put a finger on it."

Braves All-Star catcher Brian McCann left with a mild concussion after a collision with Victorino in the sixth inning. X-rays were negative and McCann will be re-evaluated Monday.

"I have a headache right now, but I'll be OK," McCann said. "I'm not too worried. I'll probably be out a couple days."

Kelly Johnson and Omar Infante hit consecutive homers in the fourth inning for Atlanta. The Braves scored five times off Rudy Seanez and Ryan Madson in the eighth to make it close, and had the tying run at the plate in the ninth.

"We lose a five-run lead today, a six-run lead yesterday," manager Bobby Cox said. "With leads like that, you think you ought to be able to win."

The game was delayed 1 hour, 57 minutes in the bottom of the second. Neither starting pitcher returned when play resumed.

Clay Condrey (3-2) pitched two scoreless innings to earn the win, and Brad Lidge worked the ninth for his 24th save in as many chances.

Julian Tavarez (0-1) allowed the decisive homer to the first batter he faced.

Johnson ripped a two-run shot to right off Adam Eaton and Infante reached the seats in left to give the Braves a 5-0 lead in the fourth.

But the Phillies answered against Jo-Jo Reyes with two outs in the bottom half. Coste got the rally started with a two-run shot. After pinch-hitter So Taguchi reached on an infield single and Rollins walked, Victorino connected to tie it at 5.

Burrell put the Phillies ahead to stay in the fifth with his 26th homer -- a drive into the left-field seats.

"We have a great offensive club," Werth said. "We just haven't been swinging well collectively."

The Phillies tacked on five runs in the sixth. Victorino had an RBI single and Ryan Howard delivered a two-run single. On Howard's hit to right field, Victorino jarred the ball loose when he ran over McCann.

McCann stayed down for a couple minutes, before walking off the field on his own.

"The only way I thought I can be safe was to jar the ball loose," said Victorino, who spoke to McCann after the game. "I play the game hard. I hope he's fine."

Pinch-hitter Martin Prado's bases-clearing double capped a five-run eighth and got the Braves within two.

An animated crowd that mostly stuck around after the rain delay mocked the Braves with a tomahawk chop in the sixth. They saw the Phillies win an important series after falling out of first in the NL East following a 53-day stay atop the standings.

"We never give up. It's fun," Victorino said. "We play 27 outs. We keep fighting."

Phillies starter Joe Blanton allowed two runs and three hits in two innings in his second outing since he arrived in a trade with Oakland.

Braves starter Jorge Campillo gave up two hits in 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Reyes, who was scheduled to start Monday night against St. Louis, allowed five runs and three hits in 2 2/3 innings.

Notes

  • Braves 3B Chipper Jones remained out of the lineup with a strained left hamstring. Jones, who leads the majors with a .369 batting average, could be headed for the disabled list.
  • Phillies 3B Pedro Feliz missed his third straight game with tightness in his lower back.
  • The Phillies are 18-6 in the last 24 games against Atlanta, including 10-2 this year.
  • Reyes doubled off Eaton for his first hit in 20 at-bats this season.
  • The five homers were a season high for Philadelphia.
 
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Braves All-Star catcher Brian McCann leaves the game on his own power after this home-plate collision.  (AP)
Braves All-Star catcher Brian McCann leaves the game on his own power after this home-plate collision. (AP)

Players of the Game
Philadelphia

S. Victorino
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 4
Atlanta

M. Kotsay
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
 
Atlanta Braves
Gregor Blanco, LF3101210 .265
Yunel Escobar, SS5110004 .281
Mark Teixeira, 1B2120200 .281
    Buddy Carlyle, P0000000 .200
   a- Martin Prado, PH1013000 .268
    Will Ohman, P0000000 .000
Brian McCann, C3011002 .302
    Corky Miller, C2000002 .102
Mark Kotsay, CF5231001 .290
Jeff Francoeur, RF3000224 .231
Kelly Johnson, 2B4212115 .266
Omar Infante, 3B5222001 .287
Jorge Campillo, P1000000 .200
    Jo-Jo Reyes, P1010000 .050
    Julian Tavarez, P0000000 .000
   b- Ruben Gotay, PH1000000 .203
    Royce Ring, P0000000 .000
    Blaine Boyer, P0000000 .000
    Greg Norton, 1B1100000 .244
Totals3710121074  
a-doubled for Carlyle in the 8th
b-lined out for Tavarez in the 6th
Batting
2B - Martin Prado (5, Madson), Mark Kotsay (9, Blanton), Omar Infante (9, Seanez), Jo-Jo Reyes (1, Eaton)
HR - Kelly Johnson (9, Eaton), Omar Infante (2, Eaton)
RBI - Gregor Blanco (24), Martin Prado 3 (14), Brian McCann (63), Mark Kotsay (27), Kelly Johnson 2 (43), Omar Infante 2 (15)
2-OUT RBI - Martin Prado 3 (6)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Jeff Francoeur 1
DP - Teixeira-Escobar
Atlanta Braves
Jorge Campillo 1.2200000 2.78
Jo-Jo Reyes 2.2455442 5.33
Julian Tavarez (L,0-3) 0.2111011 6.48
Royce Ring 0.1444010 6.75
Blaine Boyer 0.2111001 4.29
Buddy Carlyle 1111001 4.41
Will Ohman 1100010 2.84
HBP - Victorino (by Jo-Jo Reyes), Werth (by Julian Tavarez)
Pitches-Strikes - Jorge Campillo 26-15, Jo-Jo Reyes 67-34, Julian Tavarez 15-9, Royce Ring 22-13, Blaine Boyer 18-12, Buddy Carlyle 19-13, Will Ohman 13-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jorge Campillo 2-2, Jo-Jo Reyes 1-2
Batters Faced - Jorge Campillo 6, Jo-Jo Reyes 16, Julian Tavarez 4, Royce Ring 5, Blaine Boyer 3, Buddy Carlyle 4, Will Ohman 3
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS4321113 .271
Shane Victorino, CF4224000 .283
Chase Utley, 2B5020023 .288
Ryan Howard, 1B5122022 .237
Pat Burrell, LF5111001 .277
    Brad Lidge, P0000000 .000
Jayson Werth, RF-LF2212100 .272
Eric Bruntlett, 3B3000122 .234
Chris Coste, C3122001 .291
    J.C. Romero, P0000000 .000
   a- Greg Dobbs, PH1000000 .313
    Rudy Seanez, P0000000 .000
    Ryan Madson, P0000000 .000
    Geoff Jenkins, RF0000000 .241
Joe Blanton, P0000000 .500
   b- Adam Eaton, PH-P0000100 .179
   c- So Taguchi, PH1110000 .233
    Clay Condrey, P0000000 .000
   d- Carlos Ruiz, PH-C2110000 .211
Totals3512141247  
a-flied out for Romero in the 7th
b-walked for Blanton in the 4th
c-singled for Eaton in the 4th
d-doubled for Condrey in the 6th
Batting
2B - Carlos Ruiz (8, Ring)
HR - Jimmy Rollins (7, Carlyle), Shane Victorino (8, Reyes), Pat Burrell (26, Tavarez), Jayson Werth (14, Boyer), Chris Coste (8, Reyes)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins (36), Shane Victorino 4 (35), Ryan Howard 2 (94), Pat Burrell (61), Jayson Werth 2 (40), Chris Coste 2 (27)
2-OUT RBI - Jimmy Rollins (10), Shane Victorino 3 (15), Jayson Werth 2 (14), Chris Coste 2 (11)
SB - Jimmy Rollins (26, 3rd base off Ring/McCann), Shane Victorino (25, 2nd base off Ring/McCann)
CS - Chase Utley (1, 2nd base by Ohman/Miller)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Utley-Rollins-Howard, Rollins-Utley-Howard, Utley-Rollins-Howard
E - Rudy Seanez (2, Misplayed grounder)
Philadelphia Phillies
Joe Blanton 2322110 5.13
Adam Eaton 2533112 5.80
Clay Condrey (W,3-2) 2100110 3.72
J.C. Romero 1000100 2.32
Rudy Seanez 0.1241100 3.09
Ryan Madson 0.2111100 3.21
Brad Lidge (S,24) 1000110 2.25
WP - Adam Eaton (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Joe Blanton 30-17, Adam Eaton 42-26, Clay Condrey 21-14, J.C. Romero 11-5, Rudy Seanez 20-11, Ryan Madson 16-7, Brad Lidge 24-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joe Blanton 1-4, Adam Eaton 2-1, Clay Condrey 1-4, J.C. Romero 2-0, Rudy Seanez 1-1, Ryan Madson 1-1, Brad Lidge 2-0
Batters Faced - Joe Blanton 10, Adam Eaton 10, Clay Condrey 8, J.C. Romero 3, Rudy Seanez 5, Ryan Madson 4, Brad Lidge 4
Game Information
Attendance - 45096
Game Time - 3:16
Temperature - 85
Umpires - Home - Alfonso Marquez, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Mike Reilly, Third Base - Bob Davidson