Trio of homers send Phillies past Braves, 5-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Placido Polanco, Jayson Werth and Shane
Victorino each went deep, Cole Hamels survived a shaky start and
the Philadelphia Phillies' bullpen hung on to beat the Atlanta
Braves 5-3 on Sunday.
Hamels (3-2) struggled on a chilly afternoon at Citizens Bank
Park, but escaped trouble in the third and fourth innings, while
the Phillies built a 4-0 lead.
The left-hander began the fifth by allowing five straight
batters to reach base, starting with a walk to pitcher Kenshin
Kawakami. Omar Infante, Martin Prado, Melky Cabrera and Troy Glaus
each followed with singles, allowing Atlanta to pull within 4-3.
Hamels regrouped to retire Brian McCann and Matt Diaz, then
worked around a walk to Brooks Conrad to escape further damage.