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Phillies turn to Tejeda in rubber game

Tejeda, Phils go for series win over Braves

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The Phillies had a big win on Saturday thanks to a dominating effort from starting pitcher Brett Myers, and enter Sunday night's game with a chance to take the series from the Braves.

It would be their first series win since completing a sweep of the Brewers on June 12.

Rob Tejeda continues to pitch well for the Phillies, though he walked five in his previous start against the Mets. That led to a hook after just four innings. In order to be effective, Tejeda needs to establish his fastball to set up hitters for his devastating changeup.

Atlanta counters with Jorge Sosa, who will be making his fifth start of the season and looking to build upon his strongest outing. The right-hander limited the Marlins to one run in a season-high six innings on Tuesday night.

He has posted a 2.95 ERA in his first four starts and shown better control than he had earlier this year as a reliever. Left-handed hitters batted .394 against him as a reliever. But in his four starts, he's limited them to a .175 batting average.

Pitching matchup
ATL: RHP Jorge Sosa
• 4-1, 2.78 ERA in 2005
• 0-0, 3.86 ERA vs. PHI in 2005

PHI: RHP Robinson Tejeda
• 1-1, 2.35 ERA in 2005
• first career appearance vs. ATL

Player to watch
Jimmy Rollins leads NL shortstops with 92 hits and 51 runs scored.

Quotable
"Beating a team like the Braves, it's a big game for us. We all believe we're going to turn this season around, so we have to start somewhere." -- David Bell

On the Internet
MLB.TV
Gameday Audio
• Gameday
• Official game notes

On television
• ATL: ESPN
• PHI: ESPN

On radio
• ATL: WGST
• PHI: WPHT 1210; WIP 610

Quick hits
Billy Wagner collected his 20th save of the season on Saturday, giving him five straight seasons with at least that many. ... Rollins stole his 14th straight base. ... Myers pitched at least seven innings for the ninth time in 17 starts this season.

On deck
•  Monday: at Pirates, 4:05 p.m. ET
•  Tuesday: at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. ET
•  Wednesday: at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. ET

Ken Mandel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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