The Atlanta Braves fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-2, on Friday in Philadelphia.
Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson gave up five runs on four hits including three home runs in 5 1/3 innings pitched. The Phillies' Ryan Howard, Kevin Frandsen and Carlos Ruiz all went yard. Frandsen's came in the third inning to make it 2-1 and Howard and Ruiz hit back-to-back homers in the fourth inning to make it 4-1.
In the bottom of the eighth, Chase Utley homered off of reliever Luis Avilan to finish the scoring for the Phillies.
Brian McCann had a groundout RBI in the second inning and Jose Constanza added an RBI single in the seventh for the Braves.
Phillies' pitcher Kyle Kendrick picked up the win after giving up two runs on five hits in 6 2/3 innings.
The Phillies have now won four in a row and the Braves will have to regroup in order to steal the last two games of this three-game series.
Game Two is Saturday at 4:05 p.m. ET with the Braves' Mike Minor and the Phillies' Roy Halladay on the mound.
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