Posted by Alex Lee, Sun, July 07, 2013 05:02 PM Comments: 14
The Phillies used a handful of clutch hits and an impressive outing from Jonathan Pettibone to beat the Atlanta Braves 7-3 on a steamy Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. The game time temperature was a stifling 94 degrees. Pettibone (5-3, 3.84 ERA) allowed only one run in 5.1 innings to earn his fifth win of the year.
The Phils’ offense provided the righty with two runs in the first, two more in the fourth and another in the fifth on a solo shot from Domonic Brown. Brown went 2-for-4 on the day with a triple, a home run and two RBIs. Ben Revere’s two-out double in the fourth proved huge when the Braves scored two runs off the Phillies bullpen after Pettibone’s exit.
After winning consecutive series against first place Pittsburgh and Atlanta, the Phils will host the Nats, winners of four in a row, at Citizens Bank Park starting tomorrow night.
OFFENSE SHOWS SIGNS OF LIFE
- With Freddie Freeman holding Chase Utley on at first base, Brown ripped a two-out line drive off Freeman’s glove and into the right field corner in the first, scoring Utley and putting Brown at third base with a triple. Two batters later, Delmon Young plated Brown with a bloop single into center field for a 2-0 Phillies lead. In a sweltering heat, the Phils forced starter Kris Medlen to throw 23 pitches in the first. Continue reading Brown, Pettibone Lead Phils to Series Win