Sunday, July 8, 2012

Phillies stumble into the break with another loss

PBR - Brian McCann homered for the third straight game in the series and Dan Uggla hit a two-run shot to lead Atlanta to a three-game sweep of the Phillies in a 4-3 win on Sunday.

McCann hit a grand slam on Friday, a solo shot on Saturday, then hit the go-ahead homer in the seventh inning off Raul Valdes. 

Craig Kimbrel worked a scoreless ninth for his 25th save.

The Phillies have lost 10 of 11 games and are 13 games under .500.

Jason Pridie homered, doubled and had three RBIs as a last-minute replacement for Shane Victorino. Victorino was originally in the lineup, but was scratched just prior to the contest. Conflicting reports exist, but several sources claim Victorino was unhappy because Manuel dropped him to the seventh spot in the batting order.

Uggla snapped an 0-for-20 skid with a two-run home run in the fourth. 

Jair Jurrjens allowed six hits, three runs and struck out four over seven innings to win his second straight start. Vance Worley allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings for the Phillies.

The loss dropped the Phils record at home to 17-27 on the season.

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