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Instant Replay: Braves 6, Phillies 4
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Losses continue to pile up for the Phillies. They were beaten, 6-4, by the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on Friday night.

The Phils are 2-11 since the All-Star break and 50-59 on the season.

The Braves lead the NL East at 65-45.

Right-hander Ethan Martin provided some early excitement in his big-league debut, but the Braves’ big bats eventually solved him and he took the loss.

Starting pitching report
Martin showed a power fastball early in the game. He struck out four of the first seven batters he faced, but got in trouble in the fifth inning when he was touched up for five runs -- three coming on back-to-back homers by Brian McCann and Chris Johnson.

Atlanta’s Kris Medlen survived three solo homers to improve to 8-10. He allowed four runs in six innings, walked one and struck out eight.

Bullpen report
Luis Garcia, Jake Diekman, Justin De Fratus and Antonio Bastardo pitched shutout ball out of the Phillies’ bullpen.

Atlanta’s Craig Kimbrel had his league-leading 32nd save.

At the plate
Darin Ruf and Delmon Young smacked back-to-back home runs off Medlen in the second inning. Chase Utley had a solo shot in the sixth.

Atlanta’s Johnson, the NL’s leading hitter, had his eighth straight multi-hit game to raise his average to .347.

The Braves’ two homers gave them 135 on the season, the most in the NL.

McCann’s homer was a two-run shot. He has 20 homers and 79 RBIs in 123 career games against the Phillies.

Ejected
Charlie Manuel was ejected in the ninth inning for arguing a swinging strikeout against Delmon Young. Jimmy Rollins was also thrown out for arguing the call. Young tipped the ball and the catcher caught it, but replays showed the ball bounced.

Transaction
The Phillies placed rookie right-hander Jonathan Pettibone on the disabled list with a shoulder strain (see story). They called up right-hander Zach Miner from Triple A. He will work out of the bullpen. The Phillies don’t believe Pettibone’s issue to be serious. In fact, pitching coach Rich Dubee said a veteran pitcher might have continued to pitch. Dubee said the Phils want to be cautious with the 22-year-old Pettibone.

Honor roll
Curt Schilling was inducted onto the Phillies’ Wall of Fame before the game (see story).

Up next
The series continues Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. Lefty John Lannan (3-4, 4.10) will pitch on three days rest against Atlanta right-hander Brandon Beachy (0-0, 17.18). Beachy has made just one start this season. He missed the previous 12 months recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Cliff Lee will start Sunday night against lefty Alex Wood.