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Phillies Vs. Braves Final Score: Dan Uggla Homer Pushes Atlanta Past Philly 3-2 To Take Series

Dan Uggla hit a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth that put the Braves past the Phillies, 3-2, and gave them the series win.

The Braves struck first with a run in the fourth when Freddie Freeman hit a single off Roy Halladay's glove that scored Uggla from third. The Phillies struck for two runs in the sixth on a two-run home run by John Mayberry Jr., giving them a 2-1 lead.

However, the Braves answered in the home half of the sixth when Uggla again reached third and scored on a sac fly by Freeman to tie the game at two. The game remained tied at two until the eighth when Uggla drove himself in this time with a solo homer on a fastball down the middle by Halladay. It proved to be the game-winner.

Uggla scored all three Braves runs in the game, twice scoring by way of Freeman and once by himself. He went 2-3 with three runs scored, a homer and one RBI, including a walk. Freeman went 1-3 with two RBIs. Martin Prado reached base on a single and walk, and Eric Hinske singled twice.

Tim Hudson allowed two runs on four hits in seven innings, walking four unintentionally and striking out three. He didn't have his best control, going deep into counts and often falling behind, but he managed to go seven strong innings while inducing 11 groundouts to five flyouts. Hudson suffered some kind of leg injury that halted the game and required warmup pitches in the fourth, but he stayed in and fought through it.

Hudson also picked up his first hit of the season off Halladay.

Jonny Venters and Craig Kimbrel each pitched a scoreless inning to shut the door.

Halladay was tagged with his third loss by allowing three runs on eight hits in eight innings, walking two and striking out seven. He wasn't at his sharpest, either, and often worked from behind, but he also suffered a bit of bad luck by allowing three broken bat singles and all but one of his eight hits being singles. It's a tough loss for Halladay.

Mayberry had the only two Phillies runs on his home run, and he also walked twice. The only other hits for Philadelphia were singles by Michael Martinez, Pete Orr and Carlos Ruiz. The Phillies did walk six times, however.

For more on the series, Braves fans check out Talking Chop and Phillies fans check out The Good Phight.

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