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Diaz caps huge rally
Braves 9, Phillies 8
Jeff Francoeur (left) and Matt Diaz celebrate the dramatic victory. (John Bazemore/AP)
The Braves had the comeback of their season on Wednesday at Turner Field, as Matt Diaz's three-run double with two outs in the ninth capped a wild win over the Phillies. Atlanta plated four runs in the eighth to close what was a six-run deficit entering the frame.
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Series at a glance:
PHI
Philadelphia (73-66)
Lost 1
Atlanta 9, Philadelphia 8   ATL
Atlanta (71-69)
Won 1
September 5, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Philadelphia
3 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0   8 17 1
Atlanta
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 3   9 15 0
Standings thru 9/5/07  |  Gameday  |  Phillies Stats  |  Braves Stats
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS5110102.296
Utley, 2B3132100.341
Burrell, LF3221211.264
  Geary, P0000000.000
  Gordon, P0000000.000
  Ruiz, C1010000.262
Howard, 1B5010109.269
Rowand, CF5121012.313
Dobbs, 3B3110110.282
  Roberson, RF1010000.308
Werth, RF-LF5122001.323
Coste, C5010015.306
  Myers, P0000000.000
Kendrick, P3010010.171
  Romero, P0000000.000
  Davis, P0000000.000
  a-Laforest, PH1111000.385
  Nunez, 3B1000000.235
Totals4181776520 

a-Singled for Davis in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Rowand (39, Hudson).
3B: Rollins (17, Hudson).
HR: Burrell (25, 2nd inning off Hudson, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Rollins 3; Utley 3; Burrell 5; Ruiz; Howard; Rowand 3; Dobbs; Roberson; Werth 2; Coste; Kendrick; Laforest.
RBI: Rowand (79), Werth 2 (33), Utley 2 (90), Burrell (81), Laforest (4).
2-out RBI: Rowand; Werth 2; Burrell; Laforest; Utley.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Coste; Rollins; Howard 4.
SF: Utley.
GIDP: Rowand.
Team LOB: 14.

FIELDING
E: Roberson (1, fielding).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Harris, LF-CF4122101.288
Johnson, 2B5120015.290
Jones, C, 3B5121005.329
  Soriano, P0000000.000
Teixeira, 1B4000112.299
McCann, C4020002.277
  1-Woodward, PR0100000.192
  Miller, C0000000.235
  c-Pena, PH1000000.240
Francoeur, RF5221013.292
Jones, A, CF3000013.225
  Ascanio, P0000000.000
  b-Thorman, PH1110000.221
  Prado, 3B1110000.311
Escobar, SS3110201.326
Hudson, P1000000.242
  a-Orr, PH1000000.183
  Ring, P0000000.000
  Villarreal, P0000000.250
  Diaz, LF3024011.350
Totals4191584523 

a-Popped out for Hudson in the 5th. b-Singled for Ascanio in the 8th. c-Grounded out for Miller in the 9th.
1-Ran for McCann in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Johnson (25, Kendrick), Jones, C 2 (38, Kendrick, Gordon), Diaz (20, Myers).
HR: Harris (2, 6th inning off Kendrick, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Harris 5; Johnson 3; Jones, C 4; McCann 2; Francoeur 2; Thorman; Prado; Escobar; Diaz 3.
RBI: Harris 2 (28), Jones, C (82), Francoeur (86), Diaz 4 (42).
2-out RBI: Diaz 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, C 3; Jones, A; Johnson.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Jones, A (Howard at home).
DP: (Escobar-Johnson-Teixeira).

 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kendrick 5.06220213.78
Romero (H, 18)0.10001002.57
Davis (H, 1)0.20000104.91
Geary 1.01000104.91
Gordon 0.14440006.49
Myers (BS, 2)(L, 3-6)1.14333105.09
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hudson 5.011552413.47
Ring 1.00002003.06
Villarreal 0.24331004.44
Ascanio 1.11001103.48
Soriano (W, 3-3)1.01000003.39

Kendrick pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

WP: Myers, Villarreal.
HBP: Utley (by Soriano).
Pitches-strikes: Kendrick 88-57, Romero 8-4, Davis 8-6, Geary 20-13, Gordon 15-11, Myers 45-26, Hudson 96-64, Ring 21-9, Villarreal 23-14, Ascanio 21-11, Soriano 16-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Kendrick 6-7, Romero 0-1, Davis 0-1, Geary 0-2, Gordon 0-1, Myers 1-2, Hudson 7-3, Ring 3-0, Villarreal 0-2, Ascanio 1-2, Soriano 0-3.
Batters faced: Kendrick 21, Romero 2, Davis 2, Geary 4, Gordon 5, Myers 11, Hudson 26, Ring 5, Villarreal 7, Ascanio 6, Soriano 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Romero 1-0, Davis 2-0, Myers 3-3, Ascanio 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Adam Dowdy. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Rick Reed.
Weather: 89 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, R to L.
T: 3:46.
Att: 22,115.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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