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PHILADELPHIA -- Back in his favorite role, Kyle Kendrick pitched like he belonged.
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Kendrick (2-2) allowed two hits, walked one and struck out three in five innings. He filled in for Roy Oswalt, who went on the disabled list Friday with lower back inflammation.
"I love starting," Kendrick said. "It's nice to go out there and help the team win. I got early outs, stayed out of trouble and pitched as deep as I could."
Julio Teheran (0-1) gave up three runs and four hits in 4 2/3 innings in his major league debut. The Braves called up their top pitching prospect because they needed a spot starter after playing a doubleheader Wednesday.
Kendrick, a former starter pitching out of the bullpen this season, left after 69 pitches. J.C. Romero and Michael Stutes each allowed one hit in one inning. Antonio Bastardo worked a hitless eighth and Ryan Madson finished for his third save in three tries.
"His fastball was sinking good, he moved the ball in and out and he didn't throw the ball high," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said of Kendrick.
One night after wasting Cliff Lee's 16-strikeout performance in a 5-0 loss, the Phillies got runs in the second, fourth and fifth off Teheran.
Howard hit a towering shot into the right-center seats to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead in the fourth. He moved into second place on Philadelphia's career list with his 260th homer, passing Del Ennis. Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt is first with 548.
"It's a great accomplishment," Howard said. "I've been blessed to do what I've been able to do."
Teheran is headed back to the minors after his cameo with the big club. The 20-year-old right-hander is 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA in five starts for Triple-A Gwinnett this year. He has 25 strikeouts and has limited opponents to a .118 batting average.
"I thought he did a good job," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "I didn't see any deer-in-the-headlights look. It was nice to see. We thought this guy could handle it and be better for it. He did great."
|Braves shortstop Alex Gonzalez avoids the slide of the Phillies' Brian Schneider during the second inning. (US Presswire)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Martin Prado, LF||3||0||0||0||1||0||1||.268|
|Jason Heyward, RF||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||.231|
|Chipper Jones, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||.281|
|Brian McCann, C||4||0||1||0||0||0||2||.309|
|Dan Uggla, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||1||1||.213|
|Freddie Freeman, 1B||2||0||1||0||1||0||1||.222|
|Cory Gearrin, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Eric Hinske, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.324|
|Alex Gonzalez, SS||4||0||0||0||0||1||4||.250|
|Nate McLouth, CF||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.263|
|Julio Teheran, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|Scott Linebrink, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Joe Mather, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.125|
|George Sherrill, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Brooks Conrad, 1B||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.143|
|a-singled for Gearrin in the 9th|
|b-doubled for Linebrink in the 6th|
|2B - Dan Uggla (7, Kendrick), Joe Mather (1, Romero)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|Julio Teheran (L,0-1)||4.2||4||3||3||2||1||1||5.79|
|Pitches-Strikes - Julio Teheran 86-51, Scott Linebrink 5-5, George Sherrill 17-11, Cory Gearrin 28-18|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Julio Teheran 5-8, George Sherrill 1-2, Cory Gearrin 3-1|
|Batters Faced - Julio Teheran 20, Scott Linebrink 1, George Sherrill 4, Cory Gearrin 7|
|Jimmy Rollins, SS||3||1||1||0||1||0||1||.286|
|Shane Victorino, CF||4||0||1||1||0||0||1||.289|
|Placido Polanco, 3B||3||0||0||0||1||0||2||.365|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||4||1||1||1||0||1||2||.266|
|Ben Francisco, RF||3||1||0||0||1||0||1||.239|
|Raul Ibanez, LF||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.202|
|Brian Schneider, C||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||.182|
|Pete Orr, 2B||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||.250|
|a- Wilson Valdez, PH-2B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.244|
|Kyle Kendrick, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.333|
|b- Michael Martinez, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.158|
|J.C. Romero, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Michael Stutes, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Ross Gload, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.278|
|Antonio Bastardo, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Ryan Madson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-grounded out for Orr in the 7th|
|b-grounded out for Kendrick in the 5th|
|c-singled for Stutes in the 7th|
|3B - Shane Victorino (3, Teheran)|
|HR - Ryan Howard (7, Teheran)|
|RBI - Shane Victorino (17), Ryan Howard (30), Pete Orr (2)|
|2-OUT RBI - Shane Victorino (5)|
|SB - Jimmy Rollins (8, 2nd base off Teheran/McCann)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|DP - Rollins-Orr-Howard|
|Kyle Kendrick (W,2-2)||5||2||0||0||1||3||0||1.50|
|J.C. Romero (H,2)||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||2.35|
|Michael Stutes (H,1)||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Antonio Bastardo (H,2)||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||1.38|
|Ryan Madson (S,3)||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||0.69|
|Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Kendrick 69-41, J.C. Romero 13-8, Michael Stutes 19-14, Antonio Bastardo 12-6, Ryan Madson 13-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Kendrick 4-7, J.C. Romero 2-1, Michael Stutes 1-2, Ryan Madson 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Kyle Kendrick 17, J.C. Romero 5, Michael Stutes 4, Antonio Bastardo 4, Ryan Madson 4|
|Attendance - 45609|
|Game Time - 2:44|
|Temperature - 56|
|Umpires - Home - John Hirschbeck, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Laz Diaz, Third Base - Scott Barry|