Atlanta Rallies to Beat Phillies

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The scrappy Atlanta Braves came back from two large deficits to pull out a dramatic ninth inning victory 9-8 over Philadelphia.

Coming back from 5-0 and 8-2, the Braves ended it with a Matt Diaz two-out bases loaded double in the bottom of the ninth.

Phillies losing pitcher Brett Myers got two quick outs in the ninth before giving up two infield hits and a walk. That set the stage for Diaz who came into the game as a pinch-hitter in the seventh.

It was just the Braves second win in six games of a crucial homestand against top rivals in the East.

The Braves trail first-place New York by seven-and-a-half games. The Phillies are five games back in second place.

Atlanta's Rafael Soriano was the winning pitcher.

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