Pitcher Randy Wolf delivered a bases loaded single, driving in two runs in the bottom of the second. Jimmy Rollins followed that with an RBI single to left as the Phillies took a 3-0 lead after two innings.
Wolf pitched five and two-third innings, allowing three earned runs while striking out five. Carlos Silva, Terry Adams and Jose Mesa (1-0) pitched the final four and one-third innings, shutting out the Braves. Mesa picked up the win with one and one-third innings of relief work.
The Braves scored two runs in the fourth on a wild pitch and an infield single. Julio Franco delivered an RBI double in the sixth to tie the game 3-3.
Kevin Gryboski (0-1) took the loss in relief for Atlanta.
The two teams match up again Wednesday night with Greg Maddux (0-2, 11.00) coming back on three days rest to oppose Vicente Padilla (0-1, 4.50). The win put the Phillies (4-3) in a tie with Montreal for first place in the NL East, while the Braves fell to 3-5 on the season.