3-Run 11th Propels Braves Past Phillies
Matt Diaz delivered a game-winning rbi-double and Eric Hinske followed with a two-run homerun as the Braves snapped a 3-3 eleventh inning tie and went on to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 in 11 innings on Tuesday night in Philadelphia.
The Braves opened an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but that lead didn’t last long, as the Phillies rallied to take a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the inning on a two-run shot by Raul Ibanez.
The Braves then plated single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to go back in front 3-2, scoring on a fourth inning rbi-single by David Ross and a fifth inning solo blast by the hot-hitting Martin Prado.
The Phillies rallied to tie the game in the seventh inning though on an rbi-hit by All-Star Ryan Howard.
Three scoreless innings followed before the 11th inning heroics of Diaz and Hinske won it for the Braves.
Both starting pitchers pitched well, with Cole Hamels pitching seven innings of three-run ball for the Phillies, and Jair Jurrjens pitching six innings of two-hit ball for the Braves.
Six Atlanta relievers pitched five scoreless innings of one-hit ball to close out the game, with Jesse Chavez (1-1) picking up the win, and Billy Wagner notching his 18th save.
The Braves improved to 49-35 with the win, while the loss dropped the Phillies to 43-39.