Final

Series: Game 1 of 2

Philadelphia leads 1-0 (as of 9/24)

Game 1: Tuesday, September 24
Atlanta 3Final
Philadelphia 5
Game 2: Wednesday, September 25
Atlanta 7Final
Philadelphia 1
Game 3: Thursday, September 26
Atlanta Canceled
Philadelphia

Braves 3

(97-58, 45-30 away)

Phillies 5

(79-78, 40-39 home)

    7:05 PM ET, September 24, 2002

    Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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    PHI 20100200 - 5 - -

    W: E. Junge (2-0)

    L: T. Glavine (18-11)

    S: J. Mesa (45)

    Lee, Burrell power Phillies; Junge fills in

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Vicente Padilla's season is over.

    Vicente Padilla
    Relief Pitcher
    Philadelphia Phillies
    Profile
    2002 SEASON STATISTICS
    GM W L Sv K ERA
    31 14 11 0 128 3.28

    Travis Lee and Pat Burrell each had two RBI and Eric Junge pitched 4 2/3 innings after Padilla left due to tightness in his right shoulder, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta Braves 5-3 Tuesday night.

    Padilla gave up a leadoff homer to Rafael Furcal, a single to Matt Franco and a lineout to Gary Sheffield. After he threw two balls to Chipper Jones, including a wild pitch, manager Larry Bowa replaced him with Junge.

    ''He just couldn't get loose,'' Bowa said of the All-Star pitcher. ''It's just a tired arm. He can't get anything out of it.''

    Padilla, who pitched a career high 206 innings plus possibly 100 more in winter ball and spring training, says he has no discomfort. His will miss his final scheduled start.

    ''I don't feel any pain whatsoever, it's just tight,'' Padilla said through interpreter Ramon Henderson, the Phillies' bullpen coach. ''It has been going on for most of the second half.''

    The Phillies (79-78) have won four straight to move one game over .500 with five to play. Philadelphia is trying for consecutive winning seasons for the first time since 1982-83.

    The NL East champion Braves, who have lost three of four, remained four games ahead of Arizona in the race for homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.

    Tom Glavine (18-11) walked a season-high six and hit a batter, giving up five runs and seven hits in 5 2-3 innings. Braves manager Bobby Cox, who was ejected for arguing balls and strikes with plate umpire Mark Wegner, thought that his pitcher wasn't too wild.

    ''Glavine wasn't that far off, but that may have been the tightest strike zone I've ever seen,'' Cox said. ''That's never happened before ever. I thought he had good stuff.''

    Glavine declined to comment on the strike zone, saying ''it does me no good to talk about it.''

    Junge (2-0) relieved with a runner on second base and one out in the first. Andruw Jones singled, loading the bases, before Javy Lopez hit into an inning-ending double play.

    Junge gave up a run and six hits, struck out three and walked one. Jose Mesa pitched the ninth for his 45th save in 54 chances, allowing an RBI double to Rafael Furcal.

    Burrell had a run-scoring single in the first, and Lee hit an RBI grounder.

    Lee hit an RBI single in the third that scored Bobby Abreu. Andruw Jones bobbled the ball in center but Burrell was held at third.

    Marlon Byrd hit a popup to shallow right field. Sheffield dived but the ball popped out of his glove. Burrell, who had stayed close to the bag, was then thrown out at home by Franco, the first baseman.

    With the bases still loaded, Marlon Anderson hit a fly ball to the gap in right-center field but four-time Gold Glove Andruw Jones made a spectacular diving catch to end the inning.

    ''That was unbelievable,'' Cox said. ''He had no chance for that ball and he got it. I don't know how he caught it.''

    Abreu hit an RBI grounder in the sixth and Burrell hit a run-scoring single. Abreu extended his career-high hitting steak to 17 games with a double in the third that gave him 48, matching his career high.

    Game notes


    Furcal also led off the game with a homer on Saturday against Florida and has four leadoff homers this season. ... Burrell's 115 RBI are the most by a Phillie since Mike Schmidt had 119 in 1986. ... Cox's ejection was his seventh this season. ... Mesa is one save shy of his career high, set in 1995 with Cleveland.

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