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