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Howard, Rollins spark Phillies' win over Atlanta

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA (AP) - Ryan Howard homered twice, Jimmy Rollins hit a
three-run shot, and the Philadelphia Phillies overcame a shortened
start by rookie J.A. Happ to end Atlanta's seven-game winning
streak with a 9-4 victory Friday night.

Philadelphia, which has won six straight, snapped the Braves'
longest stretch of consecutive victories since July 2006, dropping
Atlanta 8½ games back in the National League East and hurting their
fading wild-card chances.

Howard's 39th and 40th homers came off Tim Hudson (1-1), who
gave up six hits, three runs and one walk with three strikeouts in
seven innings.

Rollins' 19th homer and Ben Francisco's fifth homer, a solo
shot, accounted for Philadelphia's four-run ninth against Vladimir
Nunez.


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