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33 games in 31 days: Game #32: The Philadelphia Phillies Tie Club Record for Wins As They Beat the Flailing Braves, 7-1

The Philadelphia Phillies finally tied the club’s mark in wins in a season last night, as the offense romped over the falling Atlanta Braves by a final score of 7-1.

With one man out in the first inning, Chase Utley hit his eleventh home run of the year to put the Phillies ahead 1-0. The Phils made it 2-0 in the third when Jimmy Rollins hit an RBI single to score Carlos Ruiz. With Roy Oswalt on 2nd base, Chase Utley hit a fly ball to center to move Oswalt to third.  Rollins stole 2nd and Hunter Pence hit a sacrifice fly to score Oswalt and give the Phillies the 3-0 lead.

The Phils then took a 4-0 lead in the fourth as, with runners on the corners, and with nobody out, Placido Polanco hit a sacrifice fly, knocking in Shane Victorino, who had earlier singled, then stopped at third on Raul Ibanez’s single. The Phils added to their lead in the fifth as, with one man on, and with one man out, Pence hits a two-run home run, his twenty-second home run of the season, and his eleventh home run as a Phil, knocking in Rollins, who had earlier singled, then reached second base on catcher Brian McCann’s passed ball, giving the Phils a 6-0 lead.

The Phillies then made it a 7-0 lead in the seventh as, with one man out, Rollins hit a solo home run, his sixteenth home run of the season, and second in two nights. 

The Braves would get on the scoreboard in the ninth as Martin Prado hits a lead-off home run, his thirteenth home run of the year, making it a 7-1 Phils’ lead. But that would be the final score as Kyle Kendrick would get out the next three batters, striking out Freddie Freeman, looking, to end the ballgame.

Roy Oswalt (9-10, 3.69) got the win as he pitched six shutout innings, giving up just three hits and a walk, while striking out four. Joe Savery and Antonio Bastardo combined for two 1-2-3 innings, striking out two batters (one batter each) between them. Kyle Kendrick pitched an inning, giving up a run on a hit, as he struck out a batter.

Derek Lowe (9-17, 5.05) took the loss as he pitched four innings, plus a batter, giving up five runs on six hits, while he struck out two. Arodys Vizcaino pitched an inning, giving up a run on a hit, while striking out a batter. Julio Teheran pitched three innings, giving up a run on two hits, while striking out three. Scott Linebrink pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a walk, while striking out a batter.

The Phils had nine hits in the game, with Jimmy Rollins leading the team with three hits, two singles and a home run, knocking in two runs. Chase Utley followed with two hits, a single and a home run, knocking in a run. Hunter Pence (Home Run, 3 RBIs), Shane Victorino (Single), Raul Ibanez (Single) and Carlos Ruiz (Double), had the other four Phils’ hits. Placido Polanco knocked in the other Phils’ run with a sacrifice fly.

The Phils (101-60, 1st) will conclude their regular season as they play the last game of their three-games series with the now desperate Braves (89-72, 2nd). The game will be played at Turner Field and it will start at 7:10 pm EDT. The Phils will send to the mound Joe Blanton (1-2, 5.03), who is coming off a no-decision against the Mets on September 24, as he pitched two scoreless innings, giving up just a hit, while striking out three, in the Phils’ 6-3 loss. He will be trying to pitch his way onto the playoff roster. The Braves will counter with Tim Hudson (16-10, 3.23), who is coming off a win against the Nationals on September 23, as he went five and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs on nine hits, as he struck out four, in the Braves’ 7-4. He will be trying to keep the Braves’ hopes of winning the Wild Card alive. The Phillies will be going out to break the team’s franchise record in wins, while trying to add to their present momentum going into the playoffs.

Their 102nd win of this season would also make Charlie Manuel the winningest manager in Phillies' history.  He is currently tied with Gene Mauch for most wins with 645 wins.

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