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Ruiz was ready when the next pitch came in the same location.
With Brian Schneider starting behind the plate, Ruiz sat out the first six innings. He still set his career high for RBI with his slam in the seventh and run-scoring double in the eighth.
Ruiz hit the homer on an 0-2 pitch from Linebrink.
"I told myself, 'Just use your hands,' and it was right there, the same pitch," Ruiz said.
Ruiz drove in another run with the double off Cristhian Martinez in the eighth.
Five RBI on only two at-bats?
"I'll take it," Ruiz said.
Oswalt (2-0) gave up five hits and two runs, one earned, in six innings. The Braves were the only National League team Oswalt had not beaten in the regular season.
With temperatures in the 80s, Oswalt wore down in a long sixth inning but said he enjoyed the heat and humidity.
"With heat, you get humidity," he said. "You can feel the ball better. You can spin the ball better."
"It's a good lineup, a real good lineup," Oswalt said. "This is a lineup that can beat you all the way down."
Oswalt and three relievers combined to allow only six hits.
"We'll take our butt-kicking today and go out and try to win the series tomorrow," said Atlanta's Chipper Jones.
Schneider gave the Phillies a 3-2 lead with his two-run homer off Brandon Beachy (0-1) in the fourth. The Phillies had 15 hits, including eight for extra bases.
"We were swinging good today," said Phillies manager Charlie Manuel. "The catchers were swinging good."
Mayberry had a pinch-hit single off George Sherrill, who then walked Valdez.
"That seventh kind of didn't go the way we planned," said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez.
Shane Victorino, who had four hits, singled off Martinez in the eighth to drive in Ruiz.
Beachy is still looking for his first win after giving up seven hits and four runs in six-plus innings. The rookie right-hander has made five career starts, including three against the Phillies.
The Braves scored two in the third. Alex Gonzalez doubled to right and scored on Freddie Freeman's single. Beachy pushed Freeman to second with a sacrifice. Martin Prado followed with a single to right that Francisco bobbled for an error, allowing Freeman to score.
Atlanta's 2-1 lead didn't last an inning. With two outs in the fourth, Ibanez walked, and Schneider followed with the homer about 10 rows deep in the right-field stands.
Oswalt pitched out of a jam after loading the bases with two outs in the sixth. Oswalt gave up a single to Jones before walking Brian McCann and Uggla. Jason Heyward's broken-bat pop-up to third baseman Placido Polanco ended the inning.
Oswalt was 0-3 with a 6.21 ERA against Atlanta in nine games, including eight starts, with Houston and Philadelphia before Saturday. David Herndon, J.C. Romero and Danys Baez combined for three scoreless innings behind him.
Ruiz drove in four runs three times, most recently on Sept. 13, 2010 at Florida.
|Carlos Ruiz connects on a pinch-hit grand slam in the seventh inning to help the Phillies bury the Braves. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Shane Victorino, CF||5||2||4||1||0||0||0||.375|
|Placido Polanco, 3B||5||0||0||0||0||1||4||.353|
|Jimmy Rollins, SS||5||0||2||0||0||1||3||.333|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||4||0||1||1||1||0||2||.406|
|Ben Francisco, RF||5||0||1||1||0||1||3||.333|
|Raul Ibanez, LF||4||2||1||0||1||2||3||.258|
|Brian Schneider, C||2||1||1||2||0||0||0||.167|
|a- John Mayberry Jr., PH||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||.667|
|David Herndon, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Michael Martinez, PH||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||.400|
|J.C. Romero, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Danys Baez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Wilson Valdez, 2B||3||1||0||0||1||1||1||.333|
|Roy Oswalt, P||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.250|
|c- Carlos Ruiz, PH-C||2||2||2||5||0||0||0||.304|
|a-singled for Schneider in the 7th|
|b-singled for Herndon in the 8th|
|c-homered for Oswalt in the 7th|
|2B - Shane Victorino (2, Beachy), Jimmy Rollins 2 (2, Beachy, Cr. Martinez), Ryan Howard (4, Linebrink), Raul Ibanez (2, Beachy), Carlos Ruiz (2, Cr. Martinez)|
|HR - Brian Schneider (1, Beachy), Carlos Ruiz (1, Linebrink)|
|RBI - Shane Victorino (7), Ryan Howard (10), Ben Francisco (7), Brian Schneider 2 (2), Carlos Ruiz 5 (7)|
|2-OUT RBI - Shane Victorino (3), Ryan Howard (2), Ben Francisco (4), Brian Schneider 2 (2), Carlos Ruiz (1)|
|SB - Shane Victorino (2, 2nd base off Linebrink/McCann)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|DP - Rollins-Howard|
|E - Ben Francisco (2, Misplayed grounder)|
|Roy Oswalt (W,2-0)||6||5||2||1||2||2||0||2.25|
|Pitches-Strikes - Roy Oswalt 90-59, David Herndon 7-5, J.C. Romero 14-7, Danys Baez 14-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Roy Oswalt 9-6, David Herndon 2-1, J.C. Romero 2-1, Danys Baez 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Roy Oswalt 24, David Herndon 3, J.C. Romero 3, Danys Baez 4|
|Martin Prado, LF||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.282|
|Nate McLouth, CF||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.219|
|Chipper Jones, 3B||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.333|
|Brian McCann, C||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||.406|
|J.C. Boscan, C||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|Dan Uggla, 2B||3||0||0||0||1||1||0||.176|
|Jason Heyward, RF||4||0||1||0||0||0||3||.259|
|Alex Gonzalez, SS||4||1||2||0||0||0||1||.242|
|Freddie Freeman, 1B||3||1||1||1||0||0||1||.172|
|Brandon Beachy, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.000|
|George Sherrill, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Scott Linebrink, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Matt Young, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.143|
|Cristhian Martinez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-grounded out for Linebrink in the 7th|
|2B - Jason Heyward (1, Baez), Alex Gonzalez 2 (3, Oswalt, Oswalt)|
|SH - Brandon Beachy (1)|
|RBI - Freddie Freeman (2)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|Outfield Assists - Jason Heyward 1|
|DP - A. Gonzalez-Uggla-Freeman, Uggla-Jones|
|Brandon Beachy (L,0-1)||6||7||4||4||2||2||1||3.75|
|IBB - Howard by Brandon Beachy|
|WP - Cristhian Martinez (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Brandon Beachy 80-48, George Sherrill 9-4, Scott Linebrink 23-17, Cristhian Martinez 39-27|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brandon Beachy 5-8, Scott Linebrink 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Brandon Beachy 24, George Sherrill 2, Scott Linebrink 6, Cristhian Martinez 10|
|Attendance - 36256|
|Game Time - 2:44|
|Temperature - 81|
|Umpires - Home - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Field Culbreth, Third Base - Adrian Johnson|