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Phillies 3, Braves 2

PHILADELPHIA — Pinch-hitter Ross Gload, a former USF standout, hit an RBI single with one out in the ninth inning, and the Phillies beat the Braves 3-2 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep and extend their National League East lead to 10½ games.

The major league-leading Phillies (91-48) reduced their magic number to 12 for clinching their fifth straight division title. They are 43 games above .500 for the first time in franchise history.

Atlanta still should reach the postseason barring a collapse. The Braves are 6½ games ahead of the Cardinals in the wild-card race.

The win may be costly for the Phillies. Five-time All-Star Chase Utley left the game for precautionary reasons because of a possible concussion two innings after he was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Eric O'Flaherty.

Raul Ibanez drew a one-out walk off Peter Moylan in the ninth. Carlos Ruiz singled to left, and Gload ripped a hard grounder down the rightfield line to score Ibanez.

Phillies 3

Braves 2

Phillies 3, Braves 2 09/07/11 [Last modified: Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:16pm]
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