Phillies Fall, Lose Ground in Playoff Race

Loss puts them 1 game behind Padres in hunt for wild card
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Sep 26, 2007 4:13 AM CDT
Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel stands in the dugout during the ninth inning of their baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Phillies lost 10-6 to the Braves last night, putting them two games behind the Mets for the National League East lead with 5 games remaining for both. The loss also dropped them to one game behind the Padres, who beat San Francisco 7-6, in the race for the National League wild card.

Philly favorite Jimmy Rollins hit a solo homer in the first, making him just the second player in team history to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in a season, as well as the first player in major league history to have at least 200 hits, 15 triples, 25 homers and 25 steals in the same year.