Philadelphia Tops Atlanta 8-5 - Recap
Atlanta lost in extra innings on Friday, falling 8-5 to Philadelphia in 10 innings.
Bettors who backed the Phillies were rewarded as +102 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.5.
Philadelphia got 4 2/3 innings from Roy Halladay, who gave up 4 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 3. Josh Lindblom earned the victory, while the Phillies got 3 RBIs from Ryan Howard in the win.
Atlanta's starting pitcher Mike Minor worked 5 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Martin Prado in a losing cause.
Philadelphia outhit their counterparts 13-9 in the game.
The game was closed out by Jonathan Papelbon who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.