Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

Baseball

Hinske leads Braves to 4-1 victory over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eric Hinske ignited a three-run rally in the sixth inning, and the Atlanta bullpen came through as the Braves snapped the Philadelphia Phillies' four-game winning streak in a 4-1 victory Saturday

Hinske's one-out double to right after Chipper Jones and Brian McCann led off with singles knotted the score 1-1. Melky Cabrera followed with a single to left to give the Braves the lead, and Omar Infante's sacrifice fly made it 3-1.

The Braves added a run in the eighth on Troy Glaus' RBI single, and Billy Wagner pitched the ninth inning for his fourth save in five chances.

Atlanta reliever Eric O'Flaherty (2-1) faced only one batter, retiring Ryan Howard on an inning-ending double-play in the fifth, to pick up the victory as gusty winds blew throughout Citizens Bank Park. Six relievers combined to hold the Phillies scoreless over 4 2-3 innings.