National League Game Summary - Atlanta at Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Casey Kotchman finished 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI, as the Atlanta Braves doubled up the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-2, in the rubber match of a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park.
Garret Anderson had two hits and drove in a run for the Braves, who have won four of their last five games. Kenshin Kawakami (2-4) got the win after yielding two runs on five hits with four walks and six strikeouts in six innings of work.
Eric O'Flaherty retired the side in order in the seventh, Mike Gonzalez pitched around a two-out walk in the eighth and Rafael Soriano earned his third save of the season with a scoreless ninth.
Matt Stairs and Pedro Feliz each knocked in a run for the Phillies, who have dropped four of five. Brett Myers started for Philadelphia and didn't register a decision, allowing one run and five hits over six solid frames. Jack Taschner (1-1) was saddled with the loss after giving up two runs in two- thirds of an inning.
"Myers settled in and did a good job," said Phillies manager Charlie Manuel. "We didn't hit. Kawakami did a pretty job with his command."
It was an unsettling start for Myers, as the Braves loaded the bases with no outs in the first inning. The right-hander minimized the damage, though, allowing just a sacrifice fly to Anderson.
Philadelphia tied the game in the second on a bloop single by Feliz that plated Ryan Howard, who led off the frame with a double.
Howard doubled to lead off the sixth and Stairs gave the Phillies a 2-1 lead, driving the ball to the gap in left-center for an RBI double.
Atlanta quickly countered with two runs in the top of the seventh. Taschner came on in relief of Myers to begin the inning and gave up a one-out single to Yunel Escobar. A base hit by Anderson put runners on the corners with two away and Brian McCann worked a walk to load the bases for Kotchman, who hit a slow roller up the middle that chased home a pair of runners. Chad Durbin took over on the mound and got Jeff Francoeur to fly out to avoid further damage.
The Braves tacked on an insurance run in the ninth on an RBI double by Kotchman.