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 4      1   Final
07/20/2002 01:36 am ET 
 Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Braves 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 8 1
 Phillies 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
Braves turn back clock on Phils
Red-hot Atlanta takes advantage of wild Duckworth
By Ken Mandel / MLB.com

Brandon Duckworth walked six in seven innings in Friday night's loss to the Braves. (George Widman/AP)

BOXSCORE
Atlanta Braves 4, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Atlanta Braves
BatterPosABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
FurcalSS 5020011.284
Franco, M1B 4000011.369
HammondP 0000000.000
RemlingerP 0000000.000
a-BraggPH 1000000.283
SmoltzP 0000000.000
SheffieldRF 5010020.286
Jones, CLF 3220110.308
Jones, ACF 2211201.260
Castilla3B 3011113.250
Lopez, JC 3001101.238
DeRosa2B 2011100.339
MossP 3000015.038
Helms1B 1000000.229
Totals324846712
a-Flied out for Remlinger in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: DeRosa (5, Duckworth), Jones, C (21, Duckworth), Castilla (17, Duckworth), Sheffield (16, Duckworth).
HR: Jones, A (21, 2nd inning off Duckworth, 0 on, 1 out).
RBI: Jones, A (62), Lopez, J (33), DeRosa (8), Castilla (47).
SF: DeRosa.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Franco, M, Moss 2, Castilla 2.
Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING
CS: Furcal (13, 2nd base by Silva/Lieberthal).
FIELDING
E: Franco, M (2, throw).
Philadelphia Phillies
BatterPosABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Anderson2B 5011013.280
MichaelsCF 3000122.312
AbreuRF 4010022.297
BurrellLF 4000023.293
Rolen3B 3010101.265
Lee1B 4000004.249
LieberthalC 4010001.262
PerezSS 3120111.241
DuckworthP 2010002.194
a-GlanvillePH 1000001.221
SilvaP 0000000.000
b-GiambiPH 1000001.268
Totals341713821
a-Popped out for Duckworth in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Silva in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Abreu (30, Moss).
RBI: Anderson (33).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burrell, Duckworth, Michaels, Lee 2, Anderson.
Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING
SB: Anderson (3, 2nd base off Moss/Lopez, J).
FIELDING
Outfield assists: Abreu (Furcal at 2nd base).
Atlanta Braves
PitcherIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Moss (W, 5-4) 6.05101403.61
Hammond (H, 8) 1.01000201.41
Remlinger (H, 20) 1.01001201.32
Smoltz (S, 35) 1.00001004.10
Philadelphia Phillies
PitcherIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Duckworth (L, 5-8) 7.07446614.76
Silva 2.01000104.18
WP: Moss.
IBB: DeRosa (by Duckworth), Jones, C (by Duckworth).
Pitches-strikes: Moss 101-58, Hammond 17-11, Remlinger 34-22, Smoltz 29-19, Duckworth 122-66, Silva 22-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Moss 6-8, Hammond 0-1, Remlinger 1-0, Smoltz 2-1, Duckworth 6-8, Silva 3-1.
Batters faced: Moss 24, Hammond 4, Remlinger 5, Smoltz 4, Duckworth 33, Silva 6.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Lance Barksdale. 2B: Ed Montague. 3B: Mike DiMuro.
Weather: 73 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, R to L.
T: 3:05 (2:45 delay).
Att: 20,422.
PHILADELPHIA -- On July 19, 1980, the Braves toppled the Phillies 5-2 and 7-2 in a double-header. Twenty-two years later, Atlanta beat Philadelphia again.

Wearing uniforms from 22 years ago, the Phillies lost 4-1 Friday night at Veterans Stadium to a Braves team wearing uniforms from the mid-1970s. The teams waited out a 2-hour, 45-minute rain delay before showing off their retro duds, then Atlanta's offense drenched a wild Brandon Duckworth (5-8).

Andruw Jones smacked a solo home run in the second for Atlanta's first run. The Braves added two more in the fourth on a one-out bases-loaded walk to Javy Lopez and a sacrifice fly by former University of Pennsylvania quarterback Mark DeRosa. Vinny Castilla doubled in Chipper Jones in the sixth for the Braves' final run.

The win pushed the Braves 17 games ahead of the NL East cellar-dwelling Phillies, who lost their second straight game. Meanwhile, the Braves won their fourth straight. The Braves also opened up a 12 1/2-game lead on the Expos, who lost to the Marlins.

Duckworth struggled with his control on the soggy night, walking six in seven innings. He allowed seven hits and four runs, the third straight outing in which he's allowed four runs.

Braves starter Damian Moss (5-4) was coming off two consecutive bad starts in which he had allowed 12 earned runs in 12 2/3 innings. Last Sunday, he gave up a career-high seven earned runs and issued a career-high eight walks in 5 2/3 innings against the Expos.

He looked a lot more like the early season version of himself, allowing one run on five hits and a walk. He struck out four. Lefties Chris Hammond and Mike Remlinger pitched an inning a piece and John Smoltz earned his 35th save in 38 opportunities with a scoreless ninth.

The Phillies scored their lone run in the fifth. Tomas Perez, subbing for an injured Jimmy Rollins, singled with one out and went to second on an error by first baseman Matt Franco. After Duckworth singled him third, Marlon Anderson knocked him in with a groundout to second.

Of note in the loss was a brilliant play by Bobby Abreu that cut down Rafael Furcal attempting to stretch a base hit into a double. Abreu nabbed a one-hopper headed for the right-field corner, gathered himself and unleashed a bullet one-hopper to Perez.

The teams continue their three-game series Saturday with Terry Adams (4-6, 4.88) opposing Jason Marquis (6-5, 4.07).

Ken Mandel covers the Phillies for MLB.com and can be reached at philliesfans2002@yahoo.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.




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