ATLANTA (AP) - Troy Glaus stayed hot with a three-run homer, Tim
Hudson pitched six strong innings around a rain delay, and the
streaking Atlanta Braves extended with lead in the NL East with a
7-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
The Braves moved to 1½ games ahead of two-time reigning NL
champion Philadelphia with their 17th win in the last 21 games,
including seven in a row. They haven't been in first this late in
the season since 2005, the last of their record 14 straight
Philadelphia is heading in the opposite direction. The Phillies
have lost eight of 10 and are really struggling at the plate,
though Ryan Howard's two-run homer prevented them from being shut
out for the sixth time in the last 10 games.