Phillies sweep Reds | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-09-01
By Amanda Comak ATLANTA — For John Lannan, the numbers seem to belie that there are two sureties: While he almost always struggles with the Philadelphia Phillies, he almost always will beat the Atlanta Braves. The Washington Nationals left-hander,
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Ryan Howard hit his 30th homer, Vance Worley pitched six effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies completed an historic four-game sweep in Cincinnati with a 6-4 win on Thursday.
that had to reach 400 feet. It was basically the same spot as Tuesday's nights bomb, a sign of pure strength. With Atlanta's win, the Phillies stay 7.5 up in the division, and with Milwaukee's loss, it's the same margin in the NL.
Heisey's homer was among few thrills for Reds fans at Great American Ball Park, which hosted a four-day Phillies highlight reel. Phillies fans made themselves heard all week at GABP, and were a small but vocal part of Thursday's crowd of 21438.