The Phillies picked up an important win on Tuesday night against the division-rival Braves, getting home runs from Ryan Howard and Carlos Ruiz and a solid pitching performance by Kyle Lohse to even the series. Howard's homer came with two outs in the first, giving him 37 on the season.
The margin for error got smaller for the Braves on Tuesday after a tough loss to the Phillies. Buddy Carlyle allowed three runs on four hits before Bobby Cox pulled him after 1 2/3 innings. Chipper Jones had both RBIs, with a homer and bases-loaded walk.
a-Singled for Reyes in the 5th. b-Lined out for Yates in the 7th. c-Grounded out for Acosta in the 9th.
BATTING HR: Jones, C (23, 4th inning off Lohse, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Johnson; Jones, C 4; McCann 2; Jones, A 3; Escobar; Thorman. RBI: Jones, C 2 (81). 2-out RBI: Jones, C. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teixeira 2; Harris. Team LOB: 8.