Philly Staves Off a Sweep

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Four Phillies walked with the bases loaded during an eight-run seventh inning and Philadelphia rallied for a 12-11 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
Raul Ibanez hit a two-run homer, helping the defending World Series champions overcome a 10-3 deficit and avoid a three-game sweep on a day they received their shiny, new rings.
Brian McCann and Jordan Schafer hit two-run homers for the Braves, and Javier Vazquez left with a seven-run lead after pitching six effective innings.
Clay Condrey (1-0) struck out the only batter he faced to earn the win. Ryan Madson retired the side in the eighth and Brad Lidge earned his 52nd consecutive save, including eight in the postseason.
Blaine Boyer (0-1) took the loss.


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