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Braves-Phillies: Atlanta Swept for First Time This Season

Michael HicksSenior Analyst IJune 9, 2008

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.

 

Game Notes:

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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