PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Four Phillies walked with the bases loaded
during an eight-run seventh inning and Philadelphia rallied for a
12-11 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
Raul Ibanez hit a two-run homer, helping the defending World
Series champions overcome a 10-3 deficit and avoid a three-game
sweep on a day they received their shiny, new rings.
Brian McCann and Jordan Schafer hit two-run homers for the
Braves, and Javier Vazquez left with a seven-run lead after
pitching six effective innings.
Clay Condrey (1-0) struck out the only batter he faced to earn
the win. Ryan Madson retired the side in the eighth and Brad Lidge
earned his 52nd consecutive save, including eight in the
Blaine Boyer (0-1) took the loss.