Michael Martinez broke up Jair Jurrjens’ perfect game bid with a single in the sixth inning of the Phillies’ 5-3 loss to the Braves.
Jurrjens allowed three runs on three hits in 7 1-3 innings, striking out six and walking one. Jimmy Rollins doubled home Martinez in the sixth and Wilson Valdez added an RBI double of his own in the eighth inning.
Joe Blanton allowed back-to-back homers to Nate McLouth and Martin Prado in the first inning but was terrific after the rough opening frame. In five innings of work Blanton surrendered two runs on five hits with five Ks and a walk. The bullpen, however, was shaky immediately after Blanton’s exit. J.C. Romero and Kyle Kendrick combined to allow three runs on three hits in the sixth inning.
Next up: Roy Halladay (5-2, 2.05) takes on Tim Hudson (4-3, 3.09) in Sunday's contest -- the series finale.