PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Tommy Hanson pitched effectively into the
eighth, Brian McCann homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the
struggling Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Saturday night.
The five-time defending NL East champions are freefalling since
Chase Utley returned to the lineup, losing nine of 10. They just
got Ryan Howard back on Friday night and have lost two in a row,
though the former NL MVP didn't play in this loss.
Hanson (10-5) allowed three runs and six hits, striking out six
in seven-plus innings. Eric O'Flaherty worked the rest of the
eighth and Craig Kimbrel finished for his 24th save in 25 tries.
Things are so bad for the last-place Phillies that even when
they do something right, it looks ugly. Hunter Pence ran over
third-base coach Juan Samuel on his way to scoring a run in the