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MLB: Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 2

May 8, 2011 at 11:18 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, May 8 (UPI) -- Alex Gonzalez, Freddie Freeman and Eric Hinske produced all of Atlanta's runs on homers Sunday and the Braves held on to down Philadelphia 5-2.

Gonzalez hit a two-run blast in the second to put Atlanta in front, Freeman added a solo shot in the fifth and Hinske's two-run homer in the eighth gave the Braves a 5-1 lead.

The Phillies have lost twice in a three-game span and their lead in the National League East was reduced to two games over Florida.

Philadelphia closed within 5-2 going into the ninth and put two men on base in the inning with one out against Craig Kimbrel.

Kimbrel then struck out Shane Victorino and got Placido Polanco on a fly to center to earn his eighth save.

Jair Jurrjens (4-0) allowed a run on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings to get the win. The first two Atlanta homers came against Cole Hamels (4-2), who struck out nine but took the loss in a seven-inning performance.

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