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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 04, 2007
Howard hammers Braves
Phillies even series
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.
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Phillies 5, Braves 2
Ryan Howard is second in the National League in homers (37) and first in RBIs (113). (Gregory Smith/AP)
Series at a glance:
Braves stumble at home
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.
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PHI
Philadelphia (73-65)
Won 1
Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 2   ATL
Atlanta (70-69)
Lost 1
September 4, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Philadelphia
2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1   5 8 1
Atlanta
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0   2 9 0
Standings thru 9/4/07  |  Gameday  |  Phillies Stats  |  Braves Stats
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS4010104.297
Utley, 2B4000101.336
Burrell, LF2100212.261
  Roberson, RF0100100.280
Howard, 1B3112211.270
Rowand, CF5131013.313
Dobbs, 3B0000200.281
  a-Helms, PH-3B2010000.248
  Nunez, 3B1000002.236
Werth, RF-LF4010123.321
Ruiz, C3112002.260
Lohse, P1000000.133
  Romero, P0000000.000
  b-Iguchi, PH1000000.267
  Gordon, P0000000.000
  Myers, P0000000.000
Totals3058510518 

a-Doubled for Dobbs in the 5th. b-Flied out for Romero in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Rowand (38, Carlyle), Rollins (35, Carlyle), Helms (18, Reyes).
HR: Howard (37, 1st inning off Carlyle, 1 on, 2 out), Ruiz (5, 2nd inning off Carlyle, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Rollins 2; Howard 4; Rowand 4; Helms 2; Werth; Ruiz 4.
RBI: Howard 2 (113), Ruiz 2 (48), Rowand (78).
2-out RBI: Howard 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Werth 2; Rowand 2; Rollins 4.
S: Lohse 2.
SF: Ruiz.
GIDP: Howard; Nunez.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Werth (1, fielding).
Pickoffs: Ruiz (Escobar at 2nd base).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Harris, LF5000004.285
Johnson, 2B4010013.289
Jones, C, 3B3112101.328
Teixeira, 1B4000023.302
McCann, C4020000.275
Francoeur, RF4000002.291
Jones, A, CF4130001.227
Escobar, SS4010022.326
Carlyle, P0000000.121
  Reyes, P1000010.231
  a-Thorman, PH1010000.218
  Ring, P0000000.000
  Yates, P0000000.000
  b-Orr, PH1000000.186
  Mahay, P0000000.000
  Acosta, P0000000.000
  c-Diaz, PH1000001.347
Totals362921617 

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.

BASERUNNING
PO: Escobar (2nd base by Ruiz).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Teixeira-Jones, C-Teixeira, Johnson-Escobar-Teixeira).

 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lohse (W, 8-12)6.28221514.46
Romero (H, 17)0.10000002.59
Gordon (H, 8)1.00000005.19
Myers (S, 14)1.01000104.70
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carlyle (L, 8-6)1.24333125.21
Reyes 3.13114107.75
Ring 1.00000203.24
Yates 1.00000104.77
Mahay 1.00001002.34
Acosta 1.01112001.42

IBB: Utley (by Carlyle), Werth (by Reyes).
Pitches-strikes: Lohse 116-80, Romero 5-3, Gordon 12-8, Myers 16-10, Carlyle 45-20, Reyes 51-24, Ring 14-9, Yates 11-6, Mahay 13-7, Acosta 20-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lohse 5-9, Romero 1-0, Gordon 0-3, Myers 2-0, Carlyle 0-4, Reyes 5-4, Ring 1-0, Yates 1-1, Mahay 2-1, Acosta 2-1.
Batters faced: Lohse 29, Romero 1, Gordon 3, Myers 4, Carlyle 12, Reyes 16, Ring 3, Yates 3, Mahay 4, Acosta 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Romero 1-0, Reyes 2-0.
EjectionsAtlanta Braves catcher Brayan Pena ejected by 1B umpire Alfonso Marquez. (9th).
Umpires: HP: Rick Reed. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Adam Dowdy. 3B: Chuck Meriwether.
Weather: 86 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, Varies.
T: 2:57.
Att: 22,130.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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