Adam LaRoche broke out of a long slump with a big day as he helped the Braves to a win.
Tim Hudson (13-8) wasn't that great, but got a win thanks to the run support. He went 6 innings and gave up 4 runs on 6 hits, 4 walks, and struck out 4.
Boyer started the 7th but pitched into a jam. McBride got him out of it. Reitsma pitched a perfect inning and a third and Farnsworth pitched a perfect 9th for the save.
The Braves scored 5 runs in the 1st 3 innings including a LaRoche homer, and held on to win.
Offensive contributors: Adam LaRoche was 4-5 with his 17th homer, scored 3 times, and had 2 RBIs. Marcus Giles was 2-3 with his 11th homer, walked twice, had an RBI, and scored 2 runs. Jeff Francoeur was 3-5 and scored. Ryan Langerhans was 2-3, walked twice, and had 3 RBIs.
The Phillies won, and the Marlins lost. The lead is 5 games; the Magic Number is 9.
John Thomson versus Tom Glavine tomorrow afternoon.