Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Darin Ruf's eighth-inning solo home run
helped the Philadelphia Phillies complete a three-game sweep of the Atlanta
Braves with a 3-2 victory at Citizens Bank Park.
With the score tied at 2-2, Ruf led off the home half of the eighth and sent a
David Carpenter (3-1) offering over the fence in right on a 3-2 count to put
the Phillies ahead. B.J. Rosenberg came on in the ninth and recorded a 1-2-3
inning to record his first career save.
"It was a good sign for Darin to go right-center like that," Phillies manager
Ryne Sandberg said.
Cole Hamels (7-13) was stellar for the Phils, striking out nine in eight
innings of work, allowing two runs on two hits, both solo home runs by Evan
Ruf and Chase Utley had two hits apiece for the Phils, who swept their first
series since they took four from the Miami Marlins in early June.
The Phillies put two across in the first inning off Atlanta starter Paul
Maholm. With one away, Jimmy Rollins walked and stole second before Utley
drove him in with a double to center. Ruf followed with an RBI single, and the
Phillies were in control.
Gattis got a hold of a Hamels pitch with one out in the second, launching a
home run that traveled an estimated 486 feet, the longest homer in the history
of Citizens Bank Park and the longest recorded in the major leagues this
The Braves' rookie then tied the score with his second home run off Hamels in
the seventh, marking his first-career multi-homer game.
"We didn't do much offensively the whole series," Braves manager Fredi
The Phillies outhit Atlanta, 8-2 ... Maholm pitched six innings, yielding
seven hits and two runs while striking out five ... Atlanta's B.J. Upton was
0-for-4 and finished the series 0-for-12 with seven strikeouts ... The
Phillies were 2-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on
base ... Hamels hasn't lost since July 26.
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