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Atlanta (36-40) «00102001015130

Braves 5, Phillies 4 (10)

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ATLANTA -- Martin Prado's 10th-inning single triggered a celebration on the field, and was only part of his terrific night.

Prado drove in the winning run to finish with a career-best four hits and four RBI, helping the Atlanta Braves beat Philadelphia 5-4 on Tuesday for their first home victory against the Phillies since 2007.

Prado won more than the game. He also earned at least a temporary promotion from his status as a utility player.

When asked if Prado was his starting second baseman, manager Bobby Cox said "Right now, yes."

"He's too hot to take out unless his groin flares up," Cox said, referring to Prado's nagging injury. "Yeah, we'll keep him in there for a little while."

Kelly Johnson, who had the full-time job after Omar Infante broke a bone in his hand in May, is hitting only .216. Prado is batting .299, including .354 (23 for 65) in June.

"Every time he's in there he does something really good," Cox said of Prado.

Despite his strong month, Prado said his season "had been very tough."

"This is the first night I've felt comfortable at home plate in a long time," he said, adding he has struggled to find his stroke as a part-time player.

"I wish I could have the same feeling every day," he said. "But it's hard for me because I play once in a while, maybe."

Gregor Blanco had three hits and scored twice for Atlanta, which went 0-9 against the Phillies at Turner Field last year.

"The top of their order did us in," said Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, referring to Blanco and Prado. "They were on base [eight] times. They got some good hitting. They got us tonight."

Matt Diaz started the winning rally with a one-out single off Chan Ho Park (3-2). He moved to third on Blanco's single to left and Prado followed with a liner over left fielder John Mayberry Jr.

The NL East-leading Phillies have lost 10 of 13.

"We weren't used to getting beat late last year," Manuel said after the Phillies fell to 6-5 in extra-inning games.

Peter Moylan (2-2) recorded two outs to earn the victory. He was on the mound when third baseman Chipper Jones started a double play with a diving stop of Jayson Werth's grounder in the 10th.

The Phillies took a 4-3 lead in the eighth when Mayberry and Pedro Feliz hit back-to-back home runs off Mike Gonzalez.

Atlanta rallied in the bottom half. Blanco, a late addition to the lineup when Nate McLouth was held out with a sore hamstring, walked with two outs and moved to second on Ryan Madson's wild pickoff throw.

Prado followed with a double into the right-field corner. Prado moved to third when Werth bobbled the ball for the Phillies' third error, matching their season high.

Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins was 0 for 5 in his return after being held out four consecutive games. Rollins, who has a career .274 batting average, has no hits in his last 24 at-bats and is hitting only .207.

Braves fans mocked Rollins by chanting "2-0-8!" during his final at-bat.

Derek Lowe, who had lost three consecutive starts, gave up two runs and seven hits in six innings for Atlanta. He remained in the game after being hit on his backside by Shane Victorino's liner in the fifth.

Lowe threw out Victorino before leaning over in pain. Cox and teammates surrounded Lowe near the mound, and Jones couldn't hold back a laugh with Lowe's bottom attracting so much attention. Lowe then surrendered Chase Utley's homer to give the Phillies a 2-1 lead.

Joe Blanton gave up three runs and eight hits in five innings for Philadelphia.

After Prado's home run in the bottom of the fifth tied it, the Braves loaded the bases on singles by Jones and Garret Anderson and a walk to Casey Kotchman. Jeff Francoeur's groundout gave Atlanta a 3-2 lead.

Lowe struck out pinch-hitter Chris Coste to strand runners on second and third in the sixth.

The Braves have won five of seven against the Phillies this season. The first six games of the season series were played in Philadelphia.

Notes

Braves SS Yunel Escobar (hip flexor) missed his fourth consecutive start. He grounded out as a pinch hitter in the ninth. ... The Phillies placed LHP Antonio Bastardo on the 15-day disabled list with a strained shoulder and recalled LHP Sergio Escalona from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. ... LHP J.A. Happ will start Thursday against the Braves. ... Anderson had one hit on his 37th birthday.

 
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Players of the Game
Atlanta

M. Prado
AB 5
R 1
H 4
HR 1
RBI 4
Philadelphia

P. Feliz
AB 3
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 1
 
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS5000020 .207
Shane Victorino, CF5110000 .294
Chase Utley, 2B5121000 .304
Ryan Howard, 1B5021000 .259
Jayson Werth, RF4000113 .267
Greg Dobbs, LF2010100 .237
   a- John Mayberry Jr., PH-LF1111000 .237
Pedro Feliz, 3B3131100 .295
Carlos Ruiz, C4000004 .243
    J.C. Romero, P0000000 .000
    Chan Ho Park, P0000000 .083
Joe Blanton, P2000021 .048
   b- Chris Coste, PH1000012 .250
    Chad Durbin, P0000000 .200
    Ryan Madson, P0000000 .000
    Paul Bako, C1000000 .250
Totals38410436  
a-homered for Dobbs in the 8th
b-struck out for Blanton in the 6th
Batting
2B - Ryan Howard (19, Lowe), Greg Dobbs (3, Lowe)
HR - Chase Utley (17, Lowe), John Mayberry Jr. (4, Gonzalez), Pedro Feliz (5, Gonzalez)
RBI - Chase Utley (52), Ryan Howard (60), John Mayberry Jr. (8), Pedro Feliz (39)
2-OUT RBI - Chase Utley (18), Ryan Howard (19), John Mayberry Jr. (2), Pedro Feliz (19)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
E - Ryan Madson (1, Throwing), Chase Utley (6, Misplayed grounder), Jayson Werth (2, Misplayed grounder)
Philadelphia Phillies
Joe Blanton 5833331 5.08
Chad Durbin 2100000 4.29
Ryan Madson (BS,4) 0.2110210 2.84
J.C. Romero 1000000 3.18
Chan Ho Park (L,3-2) 0.2311010 6.04
IBB - Hernandez by Joe Blanton, by Hernandez, Jones by Ryan Madson
Pitches-Strikes - Joe Blanton 93-53, Chad Durbin 27-17, Ryan Madson 21-10, J.C. Romero 14-8, Chan Ho Park 21-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joe Blanton 6-7, Chad Durbin 5-1, Ryan Madson 1-0, J.C. Romero 2-1
Batters Faced - Joe Blanton 27, Chad Durbin 7, Ryan Madson 5, J.C. Romero 3, Chan Ho Park 5
Atlanta Braves
Gregor Blanco, CF5230102 .219
Martin Prado, 2B5144000 .299
Chipper Jones, 3B4110112 .288
Brian McCann, C5000005 .308
Garret Anderson, LF4010011 .284
    Mike Gonzalez, P0000000 .000
    Rafael Soriano, P0000000 .000
   a- Yunel Escobar, PH1000000 .291
    Boone Logan, P0000000 .000
    Peter Moylan, P0000000 .000
Casey Kotchman, 1B4010100 .269
Jeff Francoeur, RF5021000 .251
Diory Hernandez, SS2000210 .125
Derek Lowe, P3000018 .154
    Eric O'Flaherty, P0000000 .000
    Matt Diaz, LF2110010 .273
Totals40513555  
a-grounded out for Soriano in the 9th
Batting
2B - Martin Prado (12, Madson), Jeff Francoeur (9, Blanton)
3B - Gregor Blanco (1, Blanton)
HR - Martin Prado (4, Blanton)
SH - Martin Prado (5), Diory Hernandez (1)
RBI - Martin Prado 4 (13), Jeff Francoeur (33)
2-OUT RBI - Martin Prado (6)
Team LOB - 14
Fielding
DP - Jones-Kotchman, Jones-Prado-Kotchman
Atlanta Braves
Derek Lowe 6722341 4.44
Eric O'Flaherty (H,8) 1000000 3.72
Mike Gonzalez (BS,4) 1222012 2.68
Rafael Soriano 1000010 1.23
Boone Logan 0.1100000 10.80
Peter Moylan (W,2-2) 0.2000000 4.15
IBB - Feliz by Derek Lowe
WP - Derek Lowe (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Derek Lowe 99-63, Eric O'Flaherty 6-5, Mike Gonzalez 18-11, Rafael Soriano 16-10, Boone Logan 7-6, Peter Moylan 5-2
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Derek Lowe 9-4, Eric O'Flaherty 1-2, Mike Gonzalez 1-1, Peter Moylan 1-0
Batters Faced - Derek Lowe 27, Eric O'Flaherty 3, Mike Gonzalez 5, Rafael Soriano 3, Boone Logan 2, Peter Moylan 1
Game Information
Attendance - 31818
Game Time - 3:14
Temperature - 89
Umpires - Home - Gerry Davis, First Base - C.B. Bucknor, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Brian Gorman