The Phillies got off to a slow start in their key divisional matchup against the Braves on Labor Day, managing a run on just four hits in the loss. Starter Jamie Moyer took the defeat, allowing four runs over 5 2/3 innings. Pat Burrell had the only RBI, driving in Chase Utley with a single.
The Braves bounced back from a tough weekend against the Mets on Monday, getting a solid outing from starter Lance Cormier and timely hitting in a series-opening win over the Phillies. Brian McCann had the key hit of the game, roping a two-run double to put the Braves ahead to stay.
The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions.