ATLANTA -- John Mayberry's three-run home run into the left field seats in the 10th sent the Phillies to an 8-5 win over the Braves in the first game of a three-game series.
Craig Kimbrel gave up a home run to Erik Kratz to lead off the ninth inning, tying the game at 5-5. It was his first blown save since July 20 and only his second blown save of the season.
Martin Prado and Freddie Freeman each hit two-run home runs in the fifth inning and Dan Uggla led off the sixth with a home run of his own and the Braves led the Phillies 5-4 going into the ninth.
Ryan Howard drove in three of the Phillies runs, one on a home run to lead off the second inning and two with a bases-loaded single in the sixth, the last of four consecutive singles by the top of the order: Jimmy Rollins, Kevin Frandsen, Chase Utley and Howard.
Roy Halladay lasted only 4 2/3 innings, his shortest outing since going only two innings on May 27 at St. Louis.
Mike Minor's five innings were his shortest outing since a rain delay cut his Aug. 2 start versus the Marlins to only 3 2/3 innings.
The bullpens got the decisions: Josh Lindblom (3-3) the win. Cristhian Martinez (5-4) the loss. Jonathan Papelbon earned his 31st save.
Halladay gave up two two-run home runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to put the Braves up 4-1 over the Phillies, who then hit four consecutive singles off Minor in the top of the sixth, knocking him out of the game, too, with the score 4-3. A sacrifice fly tied the game at 4-4.
Howard, who drove in two of the bases-loaded runs with that fourth single, led off the second inning by hitting the first pitch he saw over the fence in center field to put the Phillies up 1-0. The Braves had four hits through four innings but had left five runners on base.
Finally, in the fifth Martin Prado drove in Minor with one out, then Freddie Freeman's two-out homer drove in Chipper Jones.
NOTES: Rollins walked into manager Charlie Manuel's office at 4:15, and when the door opened again at 4:23, both men were smiling. Rollins went in on his own -- he wasn't summoned -- to apologize to Manuel for not running hard in Thursday's game against the Mets, for which he was pulled from the game. Rollins says he was "confused" because he had just taken some practice swings in the batting cage during the pitching change to avoid popping up as he had in a previous at-bat. And when it happened again, he thought, "It's 40 feet from the cage to the field. What happened?" Manuel said he had Rollins in the lineup even before he apologized because he thinks the team needs him. But he also said, "I don't want to try to have to make Jimmy run. I want Jimmy to want to run. And I want Jimmy to want to run because you're supposed to run and you should run. That's what baseball's all about. I told him the same thing." ... The Braves released SS Jack Wilson, who had been rehabbing a dislocated right little finger at Class AAA Gwinnett. Although rosters will expand on Saturday, general manager Frank Wren says, "We didn't see a definitive role for him." The Braves will go with SS Paul Janish and, when he gets back from rehabbing his broken right little finger, SS Andrelton Simmons, who began taking batting practice with the Braves on Friday. ... During the fourth inning, the Braves announced the acquisition of veteran utility player John Baker, 31, from the Tigers for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Baker has played first, second, third and both corner outfield positions.