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Phillies score five in 13th inning, defeat Braves

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ATLANTA -- The last-place Phillies are eight games under .500 and still believe they have a chance in the mediocre NL East.

Ryan Howard hit a home run early in the game then drove in the go-ahead run in Philadelphia's five-run 13th inning, and the Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 on Monday night.

The loss left the first-place Braves (36-33) only a half-game ahead of idle Washington in the NL East. The Phillies (30-38) are in last place, but only 5½ games behind Atlanta.

Reid Brignac, who had three hits, including a two-run triple in the 13th, said the Phillies have ample time to climb back into the race.

"Absolutely," Brignac said. "I saw Miami dropped one [to the Cubs] today, too. There's still a lot of baseball left. We're only [5½] out of first."

The Braves lost in 13 innings for the second time in three days, following an 11-6 loss to the Angels on Saturday night. They have lost four of six and 12 of their past 20 games.

"I think we need to get on a little roll," said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, who noted his team has played a string of long and late games.

"We've played three games in a row when we weren't home before 1," Gonzalez said.

Ben Revere led off the 13th with a sharp single up the middle off David Hale (2-2) before stealing second base and moving to third on Jimmy Rollins' fly ball to right field. Following an intentional walk to Chase Utley, Howard hit a sharp grounder that took one hop through first baseman Freddie Freeman's legs for an error as Revere scored from third.

"You're always going to think about what could have been when you lose the game," Freeman said. "Could have been [a win] if I'd caught the ground ball, get a double play right there, but it's just one of those things. You've got to play perfect baseball when you don't score a lot of runs."

Marlon Byrd added a run-scoring single. Howard scored on a fly ball to deep right field by Carlos Ruiz before Brignac's triple.

Antonio Bastardo (4-3) pitched two scoreless innings. Five relievers combined to allow one run in six innings.

"The bullpen was outstanding," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said.

Cole Hamels allowed five hits in seven scoreless innings. The left-hander has pitched 23 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings during his past three starts.

"He has had quality starts several games in a row now," Sandberg said. "He's back to full strength. He pitched a heck of a game."

The Braves couldn't score after Freeman tripled off the left-field wall with one out in the 10th. Domonic Brown reached for Freeman's shot but couldn't make the catch. Brown then stood facing the left-field wall, apparently thinking Freeman's blast was a home run. Revere ran over from center field to retrieve the ball.

Howard led off the second inning with a home run over the center-field wall. Jonathan Papelbon blew the 1-0 lead in the ninth.

Upton and Johnson led off with singles against Papelbon. With one out, Andrelton Simmons' blooper fell in shallow center, allowing Upton to score the tying run from second.

Papelbon blew his second save in 17 chances.

Braves right-hander Julio Teheran allowed only one run on four hits and no walks in eight innings.

The Braves loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh but couldn't score. Simmons hit into a double play to end the inning.

Revere made the defensive play of the game in the fourth, catching a long drive by Freeman before crashing into the center-field wall. Revere was limping briefly after banging his knees against the padded wall, but he remained in the game.

Before the game, the Phillies placed outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. on the bereavement list following the death of his father, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. Gwynn Jr. traveled with the team to Atlanta before departing for San Diego. His No. 19 jersey hung in their dugout during the game.

Notes

Braves RHP David Carpenter pitched a scoreless inning before leaving with discomfort in his right biceps. The Braves said Carpenter's status is day to day. ... The Phillies called up OF Aaron Altherr from Double-A Reading, where he was hitting .245 with four home runs and 23 RBI. He hit a pinch-hit fly ball to center field in the 12th. ... OF Braxton Davidson, Atlanta's first-round pick, took batting practice. ... Freeman had three hits. ... Evan Gattis has a 16-game hitting streak, a Braves franchise record for a catcher. ... Braves RHP Ervin Santana will face Phillies LHP Kyle Kendrick on Tuesday night.

 
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Ryan Howard drives in the go-ahead run in the 13th inning with a grounder that's misplayed by Freddie Freeman.  (Getty Images)
Ryan Howard drives in the go-ahead run in the 13th inning with a grounder that's misplayed by Freddie Freeman. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
Atlanta

F. Freeman
AB 6
R 0
H 3
HR 0
RBI 0
Philadelphia

R. Howard
AB 5
R 2
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 
Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ben Revere, CF7110004 .282
Jimmy Rollins, SS6010011 .247
Chase Utley, 2B5110110 .301
Ryan Howard, 1B5212121 .230
Marlon Byrd, RF6121021 .263
Domonic Brown, LF5110112 .214
Carlos Ruiz, C5011010 .276
Reid Brignac, 3B6032021 .273
Cole Hamels, P2000012 .217
   a-Cesar Hernandez, PH1000001 .200
   Jake Diekman, P0000000 .000
   Jonathan Papelbon, P0000000 .000
   b-John Mayberry Jr., PH1010000 .268
   Justin De Fratus, P0000000 .000
   Mario Hollands, P0000000 .000
   c-Aaron Altherr, PH1000001 .000
   Antonio Bastardo, P0000100 .000
Totals506126411  
a-grounded out for Hamels in the 8th
b-singled for Papelbon in the 10th
c-flied out for Hollands in the 12th
Batting
3B - Reid Brignac (1, Hale)
HR - Ryan Howard (12, Teheran)
SF - Carlos Ruiz (2)
RBI - Ryan Howard 2 (43), Marlon Byrd (39), Carlos Ruiz (13), Reid Brignac 2 (9)
2-OUT RBI - Reid Brignac 2 (4)
SB - Ben Revere (20, 2nd base off Hale/Laird), Reid Brignac (1, 2nd base off Teheran/Gattis)
CS - Jimmy Rollins (3, 2nd base by Carpenter/Laird)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Utley-Howard, Utley-Howard-Utley-Rollins-Howard
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cole Hamels 7500260 2.78
Jake Diekman (H,8) 1200020 4.68
Jonathan Papelbon (BS,2) 1311020 1.65
Justin De Fratus 1100120 2.12
Mario Hollands 1000010 2.55
Antonio Bastardo (W,4-3) 2100010 2.94
IBB - Gattis by Justin De Fratus
HBP - Johnson (by Cole Hamels)
Pitches-Strikes - Cole Hamels 94-60, Jake Diekman 23-16, Jonathan Papelbon 28-21, Justin De Fratus 19-11, Mario Hollands 11-8, Antonio Bastardo 31-18
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cole Hamels 7-5, Jake Diekman 1-0, Mario Hollands 2-0, Antonio Bastardo 2-3
Batters Faced - Cole Hamels 26, Jake Diekman 5, Jonathan Papelbon 6, Justin De Fratus 5, Mario Hollands 3, Antonio Bastardo 7
Atlanta Braves
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jason Heyward, RF5000122 .250
B.J. Upton, CF6010030 .209
Freddie Freeman, 1B6030010 .280
Evan Gattis, C4010123 .296
   Jordan Schafer, PR0000000 .208
   David Carpenter, P0000000 .000
   Anthony Varvaro, P0000000 .000
   David Hale, P0000000 .091
   a-Dan Uggla, PH1000000 .164
Justin Upton, LF6120002 .281
Chris Johnson, 3B5030022 .276
Tommy La Stella, 2B6010017 .387
Andrelton Simmons, SS4011111 .252
Julio Teheran, P2000012 .114
   b-Ramiro Pena, PH1000000 .213
   Luis Avilan, P0000000 .000
   Shae Simmons, P0000000 .000
   c-Ryan Doumit, PH1000012 .200
   Jordan Walden, P0000000 .000
   Gerald Laird, C1000000 .236
Totals481121314  
a-popped out for Hale in the 13th
b-grounded out for Teheran in the 8th
c-struck out for S. Simmons in the 9th
Batting
2B - Freddie Freeman (19, Hamels), Justin Upton (13, Hamels)
3B - Freddie Freeman (2, De Fratus)
RBI - Andrelton Simmons (20)
CS - Jason Heyward (3, 2nd base by Hamels/Ruiz)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
DP - Laird-Simmons
E - Freddie Freeman (4, Misplayed grounder)
Atlanta Braves
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Julio Teheran 8411061 2.31
Luis Avilan 0.2100000 4.50
Shae Simmons 0.1100010 1.29
Jordan Walden 1100010 3.86
David Carpenter 1200120 4.23
Anthony Varvaro 1000010 2.77
David Hale (L,2-2) 1352300 3.11
IBB - Utley by David Hale
WP - David Hale (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Julio Teheran 96-64, Luis Avilan 14-9, Shae Simmons 10-6, Jordan Walden 18-12, David Carpenter 25-14, Anthony Varvaro 14-9, David Hale 40-17
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Julio Teheran 10-8, Anthony Varvaro 1-1, David Hale 2-2
Batters Faced - Julio Teheran 28, Luis Avilan 3, Shae Simmons 2, Jordan Walden 4, David Carpenter 5, Anthony Varvaro 3, David Hale 10
Game Information
Attendance - 23900
Game Time - 4:47
Temperature - 89
Umpires - Home - Field Culbreth, First Base - Manny Gonzalez, Second Base - Brian Knight, Third Base - Seth Buckminster