Brian McCann Homers Again As Braves Sweep Phillies

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 7: Brian McCann #16 of the Atlanta Braves hits a home run in the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 7, 2012 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Braves defeated the Phillies 6-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Brian McCann homered for the fourth straight game, and Jair Jurrjens was serviceable yet again as the Braves beat Philadelphia 4-3 to clinch the sweep.

Philadelphia struck first against Jair Jurrjens in the second inning. Carlos Ruiz led off with a single, and scored on a Jason Pridie two-run homer to right field two batters later. Pridie was in the lineup because Shane Victorino apparently wasn't happy hitting seventh in the order.

Atlanta tied things up in the fourth inning with a two-run homer of its own against Vance Worley. Freddie Freeman doubled with two outs, and scored one batter later on Dan Uggla's two-run homer to center. Hopefully Uggla's 12th homer of the year means he's starting to put things back together heading to the All-Star game.

Jason Pridie struck right back in the bottom of the inning. Hunter Pence walked with one out, and Pridie drove him in with a double off the right-center field wall. That made it a 3-2 game.

Back-to-back singles from Prado and Jason Heyward put runners on first and third with one out. Brian McCann followed with another single, scoring Prado and tying the game at three.

Heyward made the defensive play of the game in bottom of the fifth, as he sprawled out to make a diving catch on a Juan Pierre fly ball to right.

Raul Valdes relieved Worley in the seventh, and McCann greeted him with a home run. It's McCann's fourth straight game with a home run, and it gave the Braves a 4-3 lead.

Jurrjens left after the seventh, finishing with a line of 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.

Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth for his 25th save of the season.

The bad news from the game was that Andrelton Simmons has suffered a fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his throwing hand. He's supposed to meet with a hand specialist tomorrow. Hopefully, it'll just be a couple weeks for Simmons.

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