Phillies try again for win vs. Braves

April 7, 2009 3:51:53 PM PDT
Philadelphia rode the home run to a World Series title last season. In their 2009 opener, it was the Phillies who were victimized by the long ball.

They will try to get their offense in gear and even their record at 1-1 when they resume their three-game series with the Braves tonight.

Brian McCann hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Jeff Francoeur and Jordan Schafer added solo shots in the second as Atlanta beat Philadelphia 4-1 on Sunday.

Jamie Moyer is the Phillies' scheduled starter this evening. The 46-year-old left-hander is set to begin his 23rd season in the majors after going 16-7 with a 3.71 ERA in 33 starts in 2008.

Right-hander Jair Jurrjens will start for the Braves. He went 13-10 with a 3.68 ERA in 31 starts in 2008, his rookies season.

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