Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 7/10)

Game 1: Friday, July 9
in 10
Game 2: Saturday, July 10
Game 3: Sunday, July 11

Braves 4

(44-42, 22-23 away)

Phillies 0

(46-40, 26-21 home)

    1:15 PM ET, July 10, 2004

    Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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    W: M. Hampton (4-8)

    L: P. Abbott (2-8)

    Hampton stymies Phils for eight innings

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Mike Hampton pitched eight shutout innings and rookie Charles Thomas homered twice, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 4-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

    Hampton (4-8) allowed five hits and struck out five, and walked two. It was his longest outing since throwing a complete game in a loss to Arizona on May 18. Hampton beat Philadelphia for the first time since Sept. 23, 2000, when he was a member of the New York Mets.

    A day after his second blown save of the season, John Smoltz pitched a perfect ninth in a non-save situation.

    Phillies starter Paul Abbott (0-3) went six innings, allowing five hits and just two runs on solo homers by Thomas and Rafael Furcal.

    Hampton held the Phillies hitless for the first three innings, then worked out of jams in the next three. He allowed one runner in the seventh and retired the side in order in the eighth.

    Thomas, who singled in his first at-bat and made a diving catch in the first inning, drove a first-pitch fastball to left-center for his second homer of the year in the third inning. After Hampton flied out, Furcal lined his 10th homer into the seats in right to make it 2-0.

    Thomas, who was leading the International League in batting when he was called up on June 23, got his first career multihomer game when he crushed a 1-0 pitch off reliever Rheal Cormier to right for a two-run homer in the seventh.

    Furcal hit a pair of three-run homers in Friday's 7-6 loss, including one that replays showed was clearly foul, but called fair by umpire Gerry Davis.

    When Furcal led off Saturday's game with a foul ball down the right field line, the crowd let out a mock cheer for first-base umpire Rob Drake's call.

    Davis, the third-base umpire Friday, made another controversial call in the fifth inning, when he awarded Philadelphia's Doug Glanville second base after Glanville collided with the Braves' Adam LaRoche in a rundown. Davis determined that LaRoche obstructed Glanville's attempt to get back to first.

    Glanville advanced to third with two outs, but was stranded there when Hampton got Jimmy Rollins to ground out.

    The Phillies had runners at first and second with one out in the sixth before Pat Burrell flied out and David Bell popped out to second.

    Game notes

    Phillies RF Bobby Abreu stole his team-high 19th base in the fourth inning. He has been caught only once this year. ... Atlanta RF J.D. Drew extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a first-inning single. ... Braves 3B Chipper Jones flied out to center in his first three at-bats. CF Andruw Jones struck out in all four plate appearances. ... Thomas' homer off Cormier was the first by a left-handed hitter off the Phillies reliever since May 17, 2002.

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