Phillies Vs. Braves Game Preview: Phillies Look To Play Spoiler

Following a 10-inning win on Friday night, the Philadelphia Phillies will look to continue to play spoiler when they take on the Atlanta Braves on Saturday afternoon.

The Phillies will send Cliff Lee to the hill in search of just his fourth win. Lee's 3.67 ERA is a bit higher than his career mark, but the lefty's lack of wins is mostly due to poor run support.

The Braves will counter with Tim Hudson, who is having another solid season for Atlanta. Hudson is 13-4 with a 3.57 ERA.

While the Braves are still comfortably in possession of the National League's first wild-card spot, they are well aware of what can happen to a team with a big lead entering September. Atlanta blew a 9.5 game lead last September, and they've slowed a bit of late, losing three of four to the Padres and Phillies.

Saturday's game will start at 4:05 ET, and can be found on Fox.

For all your Phillies news and updates, visit The Good Phight.

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