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Atlanta Braves Vs. Philadelphia Phillies Final Score: Phillies Fall, 2-1

The Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Atlanta Braves, 2-1, on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies dropped two of the three games in the three-game set. The loss dropped the Phillies five games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Wild Card race.

David Ross hit a home run in the second inning to give the Braves an early lead. A Dan Uggla sacrifice fly doubled the Braves lead in the third inning. Chase Utley's sacrifice fly in the sixth inning would provide the only run for the Phillies in the game.

Cliff Lee went eight innings in the loss for the Phillies. Lee scattered nine hits while allowing two runs (one earned) and striking out 11 batters. Tim Hudson went 7 1/3 innings in the win for the Braves, striking out four batters while walking one and allowing two hits and one unearned run. Craig Kimbrel picked up his 39th save for the Braves for pitching a scoreless ninth inning.

The Phillies (77-76) will begin their next series on Tuesday against the Washington Nationals (92-60) at Citizens Bank Park.

Final - 9.23.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta Braves 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 1
Philadelphia Phillies 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2
WP: Tim Hudson (16 - 6)
SV: Craig Kimbrel (39)
LP: Cliff Lee (6 - 8)

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