MLB: Philadelphia 7, Atlanta 3

July 2, 2008 at 10:54 PM

ATLANTA, July 2 (UPI) -- Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer to make up for his two errors Wednesday and the Philadelphia Phillies held on to defeat Atlanta 7-3.

The Phillies improved to 5-0 in Atlanta this season

Howard's homer gave Philadelphia a 4-0 lead in the third and Adam Eaton (3-6) lasted five innings to get the victory, allowing two runs on five hits.

Philadelphia took a four-run lead into the bottom of the ninth, but had to survive a scare brought on by Howard's two fielding errors in the inning.

The miscues allowed the Braves to load the bases with two away. Mark Teixeira then hit a long shot that barely went foul and he eventually struck out swinging against Brad Lidge to end the game.

Jorge Campillo (3-3) took the loss, giving up five runs on eight hits in five innings.

Atlanta has dropped four in a row and six out of eight.

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