Glavine Gets 1st Win for Braves since 2002

Atlanta hits three solo homers to support lefty in 8-6 win over Phillies
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2008 11:59 PM CDT
Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones, right, taps hands with third base coach Brian Snitker as he rounds the bases on a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game.   (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
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(Newser) – Tom Glavine pitched 5 2-3 effective innings to earn his first win for Atlanta in six years and the Braves held on for an 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. Chipper Jones, Yunel Escobar and Kelly Johnson each hit solo homers and Brian McCann drove in three runs to support Glavine (1-1).

The lefty hadn't won a game with the Braves since beating the Phillies on Sept. 19, 2002. Blaine Boyer got the last four outs for his first career save. Chase Utley hit his major league-leading 14th homer and Ryan Howard also connected for Philadelphia. Meanwhile, the Braves teed off on Brett Myers (2-4).