Phillies Lose Close Game to Braves

Martin Prado singled in the winning run in the 10th inning to finish with a career-best four hits and four RBIs, helping the Atlanta Braves beat Philadelphia 5-4 on Tuesday night for their first home win over the Phillies since 2007.

Gregor Blanco also had three hits and scored twice for Atlanta, which went 0-9 against the Phillies at Turner Field last year.

Matt Diaz started the winning rally with a one-out single off Chan Ho Park. He moved to third on Blanco's single to left and Prado followed with a liner over left fielder John Mayberry Jr.

Peter Moylan recorded two outs to get the win. He was on the mound when third baseman Chipper Jones started a double play with a diving stop of Jayson Werth's grounder in the 10th.

The Phillies took a 4-3 lead in the eighth when Mayberry and Pedro Feliz hit back-to-back homers off Mike Gonzalez.

Atlanta rallied in the bottom half. Blanco, a late addition to the lineup when Nate McLouth was held out with a sore hamstring, walked with two outs and moved to second on Ryan Madson's wild pickoff throw.

Prado followed with a double into the right-field corner. Prado moved to third when Werth bobbled the ball for the Phillies' third error, matching their season high.

Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins was 0 for 5 in his return after being held out four straight games. Rollins, who has a career .274 batting average, has no hits in his last 24 at-bats and is hitting only .207.

Braves fans mocked Rollins by chanting "2-0-8!" during his final at-bat.

Derek Lowe, who had lost three straight starts, gave up two runs and seven hits in six innings for Atlanta. He remained in the game after being hit on his backside by Shane Victorino's liner in the fifth.

Lowe threw out Victorino before leaning over in pain. Manager Bobby Cox and teammates surrounded Lowe near the mound, and Jones couldn't hold back a laugh with Lowe's bottom attracting so much attention. Lowe then surrendered Chase Utley's homer to give the Phillies a 2-1 lead.

Joe Blanton gave up three runs and eight hits in five innings for Philadelphia.

After Prado's homer in the bottom of the fifth tied it, the Braves loaded the bases on singles by Jones and Garret Anderson and a walk to Casey Kotchman. Jeff Francoeur's groundout gave Atlanta a 3-2 lead.

Lowe struck out pinch-hitter Chris Coste to strand runners on second and third in the sixth.

The Braves have won five of seven against the Phillies this season. The first six games of the season series were played in Philadelphia.

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