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MLB: Atlanta 3, Philadelphia 2

May 15, 2011 at 4:47 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, May 15 (UPI) -- Dan Uggla smacked a tie-breaking homer in the eighth inning Sunday and the Atlanta Braves bested Philadelphia 3-2.

Uggla connected on a 3-2 pitch from Roy Halladay (5-3) while leading off the frame, sending it just over the left field fence into the stands to break a 2-2 tie.

Jonny Venters (3-0) picked up the victory with scoreless top of the eighth and Craig Kimbrel earned his 10th save in the ninth for the Braves, who took the rubber match of a three-game series with the National League East leaders.

Starter Tim Hudson yielded two runs on four hits over seven innings and Freddie Freeman drove in a pair of runs for the Braves.

Halladay absorbed his second straight eight-inning, complete-game loss. He held the Braves to three runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out seven.

John Mayberry smashed a two-run homer to account for the Phillies' runs.

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