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Morton stumbles
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Phillies 8, Braves 3
Brent Lillibridge flips the ball to second for a forceout in the first inning. (Gregory Smith/AP)
The Braves welcomed Chipper Jones and Mark Kotsay back, but the offense struggled with runners in scoring position, while righty Charlie Morton endured the first rough start of his young career, allowing five runs over just two-plus innings.
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Series at a glance:
PHI
Philadelphia (45-39)
Won 1
Philadelphia 8, Atlanta 3   ATL
Atlanta (40-44)
Lost 3
July 1, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Philadelphia
0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 3   8 14 0
Atlanta
0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0   3 8 1
Standings thru 7/1/08  |  Recap: PHI | ATL  |  Gameday  |  Phillies stats  |  Braves stats
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS4120100.267
Victorino, CF5124111.274
Utley, 2B6120026.298
Howard, 1B5120014.218
Burrell, LF3122100.275
  1-Werth, PR-LF1110000.268
Jenkins, RF5021014.243
Feliz, 3B4001036.256
Ruiz, C2100302.213
Kendrick, P3000013.129
  Romero, P0000000.000
  a-Taguchi, PH0000000.206
  Gordon, P0000000.000
  b-Dobbs, PH1110000.327
  Lidge, P0000000.000
Totals3981486926 

a-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Romero in the 8th. b-Singled for Gordon in the 9th.
1-Ran for Burrell in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Jenkins (12, Carlyle).
HR: Burrell (20, 2nd inning off Morton, 0 on, 0 out), Victorino (3, 3rd inning off Morton, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Rollins 2; Victorino 5; Utley 2; Howard 2; Burrell 5; Werth; Jenkins 3; Dobbs.
RBI: Burrell 2 (51), Victorino 4 (22), Jenkins (22), Feliz (40).
2-out RBI: Victorino 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kendrick; Feliz 3; Howard 2; Utley.
S: Taguchi; Rollins.
SF: Feliz.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Werth (9, 2nd base off Boyer/McCann).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Blanco, LF4020101.274
Johnson, 2B3000112.279
Jones, C, 3B3010212.393
Teixeira, 1B4001005.272
McCann, C4020003.298
Kotsay, CF4000014.287
Francoeur, RF4110003.239
Lillibridge, SS4110011.154
Morton, P0000000.000
  Carlyle, P1000000.000
  a-Infante, PH1000000.279
  Acosta, P0000000.000
  b-Norton, PH1112000.246
  Ohman, P0000000.000
  Boyer, P0000000.000
  Ring, P0000000.000
  c-Gotay, PH1000000.200
Totals343834421 

a-Grounded out for Carlyle in the 5th. b-Doubled for Acosta in the 7th. c-Flied out for Ring in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: McCann (24, Kendrick), Jones, C (13, Kendrick), Norton (10, Kendrick).
TB: Blanco 2; Jones, C 2; McCann 3; Francoeur; Lillibridge; Norton 2.
RBI: Norton 2 (18), Teixeira (63).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teixeira; Lillibridge; Francoeur; Johnson; Kotsay; McCann 2.
S: Johnson.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Blanco (7, 2nd base off Kendrick/Ruiz).

FIELDING
E: Lillibridge (1, missed catch).

 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kendrick (W, 8-3)6.07332204.58
Romero (H, 8)1.00002001.67
Gordon (H, 13)1.00000005.02
Lidge 1.01000200.82
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Morton (L, 1-2)2.08551126.16
Carlyle 3.01000501.71
Acosta 2.02001004.46
Ohman 1.00002203.21
Boyer 0.23332104.17
Ring 0.10000003.31

Kendrick pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.
Morton pitched to 6 batters in the 3rd.

IBB: Victorino (by Ohman).
Pitches-strikes: Kendrick 85-59, Romero 15-6, Gordon 9-5, Lidge 17-10, Morton 57-35, Carlyle 37-24, Acosta 33-20, Ohman 20-9, Boyer 24-11, Ring 4-2.
Ground outs-fly outs: Kendrick 11-5, Romero 3-0, Gordon 3-0, Lidge 0-1, Morton 2-3, Carlyle 2-2, Acosta 4-2, Ohman 2-0, Boyer 0-1, Ring 0-1.
Batters faced: Kendrick 27, Romero 5, Gordon 3, Lidge 4, Morton 15, Carlyle 10, Acosta 9, Ohman 6, Boyer 7, Ring 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Romero 1-1, Carlyle 2-0, Ring 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Dana DeMuth. 1B: Lance Barksdale. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 83 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 3:07.
Att: 29,206.

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