Phillies Best Braves 5-4

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2008 11:20 PM CDT
Atlanta Braves' Kelly Johnson, left, is picked off at third by Philadelphia Phillies' Jimmy Rollins in the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game Tuesday, May 13, 2008, in Philadelphia.    (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr.)
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(Newser) – Jayson Werth drove in four runs, Kyle Kendrick pitched six effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Tuesday night. Kendrick (3-2) shook off a shaky first inning and allowed three runs and six hits. Brad Lidge finished for his 10th save in as many chances, though he allowed his first earned run of the season.

Chipper Jones went 3-for-4 for the Braves, raising his major league-leading average to .415. Kendrick settled in after giving up three runs and three hits in the first. J.C. Romero worked out of trouble in the seventh and Tom Gordon pitched the eighth, before turning it over to Lidge. Lidge hadn't allowed an earned run in 17 2-3 innings before Brian McCann hit an RBI double with two outs in the ninth.