Pete Rose hit a two-run double as the Philadelphia Phillies scored three times in the fifth in Atlanta yesterday to beat the Braves, 5-2, and end a four-game losing streak.
Rose's double off Larry McWilliams (2-2) brought in pitcher Mike Krukow (4-2), who had singled, and Bob Dernier, who had doubled. Rose scored on Bo Diaz's single.
Atlanta stranded eight runners the first four innings. Asked if this was a typical game for him, Krukow replied, "Jeepers, I hope not. If it is, my career's going to be a short one."
After a thunderstorm delayed the game's start for 40 minutes, the Braves took a 1-0 lead in the first on Claudell Washington's single after Brett Butler and Glenn Hubbard walked. Butler came in on Washington's hit, but Dernier threw out Hubbard when he tried to score on Dale Murphy's single to right.
The Braves, who had won three straight, had Rafael Ramirez thrown out at home in the second. Garry Maddox got him trying to score from second on Butler's single.
The Phillies had gone ahead, 2-1, that inning. Diaz singled, Maddox doubled and Diaz scored on Manny Trillo's grounder. Maddox scored on a wild pitch by McWilliams.
Murphy hit his 13th homer, tying Dave Kingman of the New York Mets for the NL lead, in the fifth for Atlanta's second run.
Ed Farmer pitched the ninth, earning his fourth save.