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Phillies Vs. Braves Final Score: Phillies Score Three Runs Early, Cruise To 6-1 Win

The Phillies jumped to a three-run lead after three innings and held it throughout, taking the game over the Braves, 6-1.

After a perfect first inning, Kenshin Kawakami allowed two runs in the second on three singles and a walk. Phillies starter Roy Halladay drove in the two runs on a single. Kawakami allowed another run in the third on a solo homer by Raul Ibanez.

Kawakami's final line was three runs allowed on five hits in four innings, walking one and striking out two. Many of his hits allowed were singles through holes, and he wasn't hit that hard, but he also didn't have great command of his curveball.

He did, however, fare better than Cristhian Martinez, who allowed three runs on three hits in one inning. Two of the runs came on a home run by Ryan Howard, and the other came on a RBI double by Ben Francisco. Martinez hasn't done much to earn a roster spot lately.

Jaye Chapman pitched two scoreless innings for the Braves. Eric O'Flaherty and Craig Kimbrel did the same in the final two innings.

The Braves were held scoreless by Halladay over three innings, allowing just two hits, no walks and three strikeouts. One of the hits was a double by Nate McLouth in the first, but he was left on third. The other was a single by Martin Prado in the third.

The lone run came in the fourth when the Braves loaded the bases with no outs against Michael Schwimer. Eric Hinske drove in a run on a sac fly. However, after Alex Gonzalez re-loaded the bases on a walk, J.C. Boscan popped out to second base and Freddie Freeman struck out.

The Braves managed just two more hits after the fourth, a Jason Heyward single and Boscan single. The Braves had five hits total.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.