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Updated: Thursday, September 9, 2004 2:10 AM EDT
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PHILADELPHIA 4, ATLANTA 1 (2ND GAME)
 

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- The Philadelphia Phillies ' bullpen has made life miserable for the lineup of the Atlanta Braves .

Five relievers combined to hold the Braves to one hit over the final five innings as the Phillies completed a doubleheader sweep with a 4-1 win over Atlanta.

Atlanta batters had three hits in the second game and four hits in the opener. Phillies relievers have logged 12 scoreless innings with 14 strikeouts in the three-game series so far and surrendered just one hit in eight innings during the twinbill.

"(The bullpen) did awesome," Phillies starter Gavin Floyd said. "We hit real well and played defense real well and were able to pull out two wins, which was great."

"Every day is going to be something different," Braves center fielder Andruw Jones said. "We had a couple of opportunities to score runs, but we didn't."

Todd Jones (9-5) struck out the side in the sixth, his only inning, and Tim Worrell allowed a hit in the ninth en route to his 18th save.

Bobby Abreu scored the Phillies first run in the sixth on a squeeze by Chase Utley . Abreu stole third base two pitches prior to Utley's single.

"I thought about (bunting) a few times this year," Utley said. "If you have a guy at third and they're not expecting it, why not do it?"

The Philles took a 2-1 lead in the seventh. With two outs, Jimmy Rollins singled to right field and stole second base. Placido Polanco followed with an RBI single to chase starter Paul Byrd (6-5), who left after giving up two runs and eight hits with a season-high eight strikeouts.

"We lost because I can't hold guys on," said Byrd, a one-time Phillie. "If I eliminate the steal with one of those two guys ... it's frustrating. It's one of those games where there wasn't a large margin of error."

The Phillies added two insurance runs in the ninth on Jim Thome 's bases-loaded walk and Abreu's RBI single.

The Braves suffered their first doubleheader sweep since the St. Louis Cardinals took two from Atlanta on July 22, 1994. The last time the Braves dropped a pair at home was August 7, 1990 against the San Diego Padres .

It was the first time the Phillies have swept the Braves in a doubleheader since May 1, 1976.

"We just had a bad night," Braves third baseman Mark DeRosa said. "The pitchers pitched well. The hitters didn't do their jobs tonight."

The Braves scored their only run in the fourth on an RBI single by Eli Marrero . After the single, the Phillies held Atlanta hitless until the ninth inning.

Julio Franco began the ninth with a single and Jones followed with a blast to deep left-center field, but was robbed of an extra-base hit when Phillies center fielder Marlon Byrd scaled the top of the wall, used his right arm to hang on the wall, and caught the ball.

"I got lucky. That's what it felt like," Byrd said. "When it went in my glove, I said, 'Wow.' I threw my glove out. I hung on just trying to put my glove on it."

"He was lucky when he caught it," Jones said. "If (he didn't catch it), it would have hit his face."

Phillies manager Larry Bowa was ejected by first base umpire Lance Barksdale in the sixth inning for arguing balls and strikes. It was Bowa's sixth ejection this season and the 23rd of his career.


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