ATLANTA (AP) - Omar Infante came in for injured Chipper Jones
and lined a two-out, run-scoring single in the eighth inning to
back Derek Lowe's best outing of the season, leading the Atlanta
Braves to their eighth straight win, 2-1 over the slumping
Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.
The Braves finished off a three-game sweep of the defending NL
champions and increased their lead in the East Division to 2½ games
as they headed off on an 11-game road trip that could determine if
they're a true contender for their first playoff appearance since
Lowe (8-4) went eight innings in his longest outing of the
season, allowing six hits and the only Philadelphia run. Billy
Wagner worked a scoreless ninth for his ninth save. Jose Contreras
(2-2) took the loss.
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