Diaz puts Atlanta up for good

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ATLANTA – Matt Diaz drove in the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning double and the Atlanta Braves beat Philadelphia 5-2 tonight to complete their first home sweep of the Phillies in four years.

Diaz had his second consecutive three-hit game to lift the Braves to their fourth consecutive win and drop the Phillies into a tie with Florida for first in the NL East.

With the score tied at 2, Brian McCann led off the eighth with a single off Ryan Madson (2-4). Pinch-runner Jair Jurrjens moved to second on Yunel Escobar's sacrifice. Diaz followed with his run-scoring double to the center-field wall.

Pinch-hitter Garret Anderson added his first career pinch-hit homer, a two-run shot off Madson.


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