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Braves sweep Phillies

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With the Braves win and the Marlins loss, the Braves tied the Marlins for first place in the NL East at 11-8. Washington and New York should be tied at the end of the day for 3rd place, and Philadelphia is 5th at 8-11. Next, the Braves head up to New York to face the Mets for a 3 game series. Horacio Ramirez opposes Aaron Heilman Monday night, John Smoltz against Pedro Martinez Tuesday, and Mike Hampton against Tom Glavine on Wednesday. Sunday: Braves 4, Phillies 0 John Thomson (2-2), Chris Reitsma, and Dan Kolb combined to pitch a 6 hit shutout of the Phillies. Thomson pitched 7 innings, allowing 5 hits, 2 walks, and 8 strikeouts. Raul Mondesi and Brian Jordan, surprisingly, led the Braves offense as each went 2 for 4. Marcus Giles and Andruw Jones also had hits. Braves' pitching has now gone 16 straight innings without allowing a run. Saturday: Braves 11, Phillies 1 The Braves bats really woke up in this game. They scored 5 times in the 1st and 5th innings. Marcus Giles, Julio Franco, and Brian Jordan each had 2 hits. Andruw Jones hit his 2nd home run of the season on his 28th birthday, a 3 run shot in the 1st inning. Tim Hudson (2-0) wasn't sharp for his standards, but he still went 6 innings allowing just 1 run. He allowed 5 hits, walked 3, but only struck out 2. Adam Bernero, John Foster, and Roman Colon pitched 3 shutout innings to end the game. The lineup was back to normal with Mondesi and Jordan back in, and Giles and Chipper batting 2nd and 3rd. Friday: Braves 6, Phillies 2 Mike Hampton (2-0) was one out short of pitching the Braves' first complete game of the year. He went 8 and two thirds innings, allowing 2 runs while giving up 7 hits, walking 3, and striking out 4. Dan Kolb came in, faced 2 batters, but got the out he needed for his 6th save. Coming back home helped out the offense as the Braves scored 6, including Marcus Giles' 1st HR of the season and Adam LaRoche's 2nd HR. There was a slight lineup change, as Bobby Cox put Ryan Langerhans and Pete Orr in the lineup, replacing Brian Jordan and Raul Mondesi against the right-handed pitcher Brett Myers. Orr batted 2nd and went 1 for 3, while Langerhans batted 7th and went 0 for 4 with 3 K's. Giles and Chipper each went down one spot in the order to the 3rd and 4th spot, respectively.

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