MLB Playoffs: Atlanta Braves Hold Serve, Defeat Phillies

October 3, 2010 by  
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The Atlanta Braves did their best to give Bobby Cox a heart attack on the final Sunday of the regular season, but they held on to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-7.

The Braves pounded eight Philly pitchers for 14 hits in the winning effort. Matt Diaz contributed with three hits and Derrek Lee hit a frozen rope for his 19th HR of the season in the winning effort.

Tim Hudson was very solid over seven innings and Billy Wagner closed things out in the ninth to secure the win. Wagner was pretty shaky in the eighth, but had electric stuff in the last inning. He whiffed the side in the ninth on three unhittable sliders.

Now the Braves sit back and wait. Whatever happens in the San Diego Padres – San Francisco Giants game, the Braves didn’t play their last game on Sunday.

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