Carlos Ruiz started for the third straight day on Sunday, the first time he's done so since coming off the disabled list on Sept. 7. Ruiz had been dealing with plantar fasciitis, so the Phillies were easing him back into the lineup. He's since been let loose, as the All-Star catcher has now started six of the last seven games.
Already having set career highs in home runs (15), RBIs (62), runs (52) and extra-base hits (44), Ruiz needs three more hits to tie his career high of 116.
Chase Utley is one home run shy of the 200th of his career. He would become the ninth in Phillies history to reach the milestone, and the first second baseman.
Ryan Howard has 45 RBIs over the last 43 games, trailing only the Padres' Chase Headley (48) in the National League in that span.
Braves third baseman Chipper Jones got the day off in Sunday's series finale, meaning Saturday's start was his last in Philadelphia. He batted .331 with 49 home runs and 152 RBIs in 245 career games against the Phillies.