Dan Uggla's Home Run Beats Roy Halladay And The Phillies, Braves Win 3-2

Before today, Roy Halladay had been 4-0 against the Braves.

It's nice to put a "1" in his loss column, finally.

Dan Uggla's eighth-inning home run off Halladay lifted the Braves past the Phillies 3-2 in the marquee pitching matchup of Halladay vs. Tim Hudson.

Hudson and Halladay dueled until the fourth inning when the Braves broke through first against the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner. Dan Uggla started the inning with a broken bat single and advanced to third when Eric Hinske hit a single of his own. One out later, Freddie Freeman hit a ground ball that deflected off Halladay far enough for Uggla to score the first run of the game.

The lead didn't last too long. Following a walk to Placido Polanco in the sixth, Hudson retired the next two hitters and faced John Mayberry, who had walked twice earlier in the game. Hudson couldn't retire him as Mayberry crushed a pitch to left for a two-run homer to give the Phillies a 2-1 lead.

The Braves would retie the game in the bottom of the sixth in an almost similar fashion to how they scored in the fourth. Uggla led off with a walk and another Hinske single moved him to third. Freeman drove him in with a sacrifice fly to left.

Uggla's moment came leading off the bottom of the eighth. On a 3-2 pitch, he deposited a Halladay fastball into the left field seats for his seventh home run of the season. Five of Uggla's seven homers have been solo.

Hudson didn't have his best stuff, walking five with only three strikeouts, but only allowed four hits in seven innings.

Jonny Venters earned the win with a perfect eighth and Craig Kimbrel finished the Phillies off in the ninth for his tenth save.

The Braves are now 3.5 games behind the Phillies and improved to 5-4 against them. They won't see each other again until July.

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