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Phillies 5, Braves 1

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ATLANTA -- Cliff Lee pitched seven shutout innings and drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth to chase Tim Hudson from the game and lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

Martin Prado's lead-off home run in the eighth off reliever B.J. Rosenberg provided the Braves' only run.

With shadows creeping across the infield in the late afternoon start, Hudson (13-5) got plenty of his patented ground-ball outs, but when the Phillies did hit him, they made it count.

John Mayberry Jr. drove in a run in the first inning on a two-out single to center field and Jimmy Rollins led off the third inning with a home run that glanced off the netting of the right field foul pole.

Speedy Juan Pierre scored twice, on Mayberry's hit and from first base on Chase Utley's two-out, fifth-inning double.

The Braves hadn't faced Lee (4-7) this season, which is a good thing, given that they managed to get only five hits off him, Chipper Jones and Freddie Freeman had two each, and didn't get a runner past second base until Jason Heyward got there in the sixth inning, courtesy of a two-on, two-out walk to Freeman that loaded the bases. The struggling Brian McCann was up next and he popped out.

Notes: The Braves' September call-ups are 1B Lyle Overbay, who signed a minor-league contract on August 20; RHP Peter Moylan; C J.C. Boscan and OF Jose Constanza. INF/OF Jeff Baker, acquired from the Tigers before Friday's midnight deadline, was flying from his home in Northern Virginia and was scheduled to arrive by the 4 p.m. game time. He made his Braves' debut with a swinging strikeout in the seventh inning . ... CF Michael Bourn got the start off Saturday. OF Reed Johnson started in his place. Manager Fredi Gonzalez was trying to get as many right-handed bats in the line-up as possible facing Phillies LHP Cliff Lee. . ... OF Nate Schierholtz (broken right big toe) was activated from the 15-day disabled list, but the Phillies made no immediate minor-league call-ups. "I don't foresee us doing a lot," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said before Friday's game. And manager Charlie Manuel added: "What we've got right now, we want to play."
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