Gonzalez, McCann lead Braves past Phillies in 11 innings

Gonzalez, McCann lead Braves past Phillies in 11 innings

July 9th, 2011 by Associated Press in Local Regional News

PHILADELPHIA - Alex Gonzalez hit the go-ahead RBI single and Brian McCann added a two-run homer in the 11th inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

It was the second straight extra-inning game for the teams, following Philadelphia's 3-2 victory in 10 innings Friday.

The Braves (54-37) have won 10 of 12, and closed the Phillies' lead in the NL East to 2 1/2 games. Philadelphia (56-34) remains one win shy of tying the club record for victories in the first half.

Philadelphia starter Cliff Lee accounted for the Phillies' only run with his first career homer off Tommy Hanson, but both pitchers were long gone by the time this one ended.