Braves-Phillies: Atlanta Swept for First Time This Season
With a 6-3 to win Sunday, the Philadelphia Phillies came into Turner Field and did what no other team as done all season, swept the Braves.
With Chipper Jones on the bench due to a slight tear in his quad, the Braves offense had nothing.
"Chipper's a difference-maker," manager Bobby Cox said. "You need him in the lineup. He can make a difference real quick."
Martin Teixeira had a two-run homer in the first to tie the game at two, but Atlanta missed a mound of opportunities with players in scoring position.
Ryan Howard came up big for the Phillies in the ninth with a double, his third of the game, scoring Shane Victorino.
Howard finished 3-for-5 with four RBI.
The loss now drops the Braves to .500 (32-32), and they start a 10-game road trip in Chicago on Tuesday.
Philadelphia is now 5-1 against the Braves this season. This was Ryan Howard's first three-double game of his career. The Phillies outscored the Braves 8-1 after the seventh inning in the series.
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