The Braves suffered their first sweep at Turner Field.
Ryan Howard has 3 RBI Doubles.
Durbin (W 2-1): 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 K
Boyer (L 1-4): .1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB
Lidge (S 17): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER
Howard: 3-5, 3 2B, 4 RBI
Victorino: 3-5, 3 R, RBI
Teixeira: 3-5, 2-R HR (7), 2 RBI
The scene for this game was set in the 1st inning, when the Phillies took a quick 2-0 lead of off the first of Ryan Howard's 3 RBI Doubles and a groundout RBI by Jenkins, only to have Mark Teixeira tie the game in the bottom of the frame with a 2 R HR to deep CF. Both starters, Eaton and Campillo, only allowed one more run to score before they both exited later on. All knotted up in the ninth we go, where Victorino hits the go ahead RBI, only to have Howard hit the last of his 3 RBI Doubles to break the game wide open, and Lidge held on for the save, with the final score: 6-3.
What does this win mean?
The Phillies have started this pivotal 9 game road trip with a sweep at one of the toughest places to play in baseball (Turner Field). They are now 3-0 on this road trip, and have increased their lead in the division to 3.5 games over the Marlins, and 6.5 over the 3rd place Braves.
Phillies vs. Marlins
Monday June 10th @ 7:10
Myers (3-7) vs. Nolasco (5-4)