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Braves beat Halladay, finish sweep of Phillies

Jul 29, 2012, 5:08 PM EDT

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So much for that big Phillies surge.

Jason Heyward and Chipper Jones homered off Roy Halladay on Sunday as the Braves beat the Phillies 6-2 to complete a big three-game sweep.

The Braves won their fifth straight behind Tim Hudson, who moved to 10-4 in the year. Apart from his Tommy John surgery year in 2009, he’s won at least 10 games all 13 years of his career.

Halladay turned in his first Quality Start in three outings since returning from the disabled list, allowing three runs in six innings, yet he dropped to 4-6 on the season. His first of seven strikeouts on the day was the 2,000th of his career.

Chipper’s homer off Halladay was his 10th of the year, getting him to that mark for the 18th time in his career. Only 16 players have done it more often. At 18, Jones is tied with Andre Dawson, Dwight Evans, Mickey Mantle, Mel Ott, Gary Sheffield, Willie Stargell and Ted Williams on the all-time list.

Jones’ homer was also his 1,042 extra-base hit, moving him past Pete Rose into second-place all-time for switch-hitters. Only Eddie Murray at 1,099 has more.

  1. itsmekirill - Jul 29, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay: the best league-average starting pitchers in baseball.

  2. randygnyc - Jul 29, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    Ol’ chipped tooth Larry on his way to the hall of fame. Hats off to a great career.

    Speaking of final curtain calls, how bout those Phils?

  3. deathmonkey41 - Jul 29, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Maybe the elation with the sweep of the Brewers was premature? One because they got swept in Atlanta. And Two- because the Brewers bullpen gave up 9ER up today.

  4. sportsnut54311 - Jul 29, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    The Phillies could have/should have lost all 3 games vs the Brewers so anyone that thought the “Phils were back in the hunt” obviously doesn’t watch the Brewers bullpen under perform as much as I do.

  5. mungman69 - Jul 30, 2012 at 6:33 AM

    The Brewers bullpen is worse than the Phillies? Hard to believe, Harry.

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