Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Matt Diaz doubled in the go-ahead run and Eric Hinske blasted a two-run homer to cap a three-run 11th inning that lifted Atlanta to a 6-3 win over Philadelphia in the middle meeting of a three-game set.
Jesse Chavez (1-1) earned the win with a scoreless 10th inning and Billy Wagner worked a shutout 11th to earn his 18th save for the Braves, who stopped a two-game skid.
David Herndon (0-2) was tagged with the loss after giving up two runs on two hits over an inning-plus for the Phillies, who have dropped four out of six.
Yunel Escobar led off the 11th with a single and scored on a hit-and-run double by Diaz to give the Braves a 4-3 lead and knock Herndon out of the game.
Mike Zagurski came on to fan Brian McCann and Gregor Blanco before Hinske’s towering home run to right field made it a three-run game.
Wagner gave up a two-out infield hit to Shane Victorino before Raul Ibanez struck out to end the game.
The Braves loaded the bases with nobody out in the first on two singles and a walk before Troy Glaus bounced into a double play to score Martin Prado with the game’s first run.
Jimmy Rollins led off the home first with a walk, stole second and was breaking for third when Ibanez lined a two-run home run to right field to put the Phillies ahead, 2-1.
Diaz doubled off the center field wall with two outs in the fourth and scored to tie the game when David Ross looped a base hit into left-center field.
In the top of the seventh, Prado laced a two-out line drive home run that just cleared the wall in left field to put the Braves back in the lead at 3-2.
Atlanta held that lead thanks to starter Jair Jurrjens, who retired 16 of the next 17 hitters after the Ibanez homer, allowing only a leadoff walk to Greg Dobbs in the fifth. However, Jurrjens ran into some difficulty in the seventh.
Ibanez coaxed a leadoff walk and scored to tie the game when Ryan Howard followed with a triple off the top of the left field wall, chasing Jurrjens from the game.
Peter Moylan entered and struck out Jayson Werth, the only batter he faced, before being removed in favor of Jonny Venters, who got pinch-hitter Ben Francisco to fly out to shallow center field and Wilson Valdez to ground out to strand Howard and keep the game tied.
Jurrjens was charged with three runs on only two hits, while walking three and fanning four in six-plus innings. Phillies starter Cole Hamels was taken out after seven innings, during which he yielded three runs on eight hits with a pair of walks and eight strikeouts.
The Braves put runners at first and third with nobody out in the top of the eighth against Jose Contreras but could not score. Chipper Jones was tagged out in a rundown between third base and the plate on an Escobar ground ball, then Diaz popped out and pinch-hitter McCann was retired on a ground out by JC Romero.
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz was cleared to begin a rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He is recovering from concussion-like symptoms after being hit in the head by a broken bat against Minnesota on June 18…Hamels has allowed three earned runs or fewer in seven of his last eight turns but is 1-5 in that span…The Braves lead the season series, 6-5…Prado was 2-for-5 and has a major-league best 39 multi-hit games…Blanco was hitless in five at-bats and lost a seven-game hit streak.