Well, so much for the hopeople.
The Phillies took a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI single by Howard. In the third, they got three runs, thanks in large part to a throwing error by Chipper that allowed a run to score and extended the inning. Teixeira cut it to 4-2 with a homer in the fourth, but that was as close as they’d get. The Phillies got one more run in the seventh on a solo homer.
Hudson was charged with just two earned runs, but wasn’t really too effective, allowing eight hits in six-plus innings. He did strike out five. Ring, Moylan, and Dotel finished up with no harm done.
Chipper was 1-4 (scoring in front of Teixeira’s homer) and is at .339, maintaining a one-point lead on Holliday. Utley was 1-3 and is at .334, one point ahead of Renteria, who was also 1-4.