ATLANTA -- For all that Jason Heyward did well, his diving catch in the eighth inning felt the best. Heyward homered and drove in two runs, Andrelton Simmons had two RBIs, and the Atlanta Braves won their third straight game with a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. "If they keep having (at-bats), maybe they put up another run or two," Heyward said. "Defence is going to win the game at the end of the day, but its good to score runs, and it got us going a little bit." Returning from the All-Star break, the Braves moved one game ahead of Washington in the NL East. Last-place Philadelphia dropped 11 games behind Atlanta. Jimmy Rollins led off the eighth with a walk against Jordan Walden, the third Atlanta pitcher, but was thrown out at second base on Chase Utleys strikeout. Heyward, the right fielder, then charged in to make a diving catch of Ryan Howards liner. "You get so used to seeing him make those kinds of plays," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said of the 2012 Gold Glove winner. "Thats why for me he might be the best right fielder, if not in the (majors), definitely in the National League." The game was played in a steady drizzle, but the rain had nearly stopped when Braves closer Craig Kimbrel earned his 30th save in 34 chances. He got Marlon Byrd on a groundout and struck out Grady Sizemore and Cody Asche. Ervin Santana (8-6) gave up six hits, three walks and four runs -- three earned -- in six innings to win for the third time in four starts. He struck out one. Phillies starter A.J. Burnett (6-9) allowed six runs, 10 hits -- the last nine with two out -- and one walk in five innings. He had five strikeouts as Philadelphia lost its third straight. Burnett was clearly mad at himself as he walked off the field after the fifth. "Six runs in five innings pretty much nails it on the head," he said. "I was in counts where I should have made pitches and I didnt. Thats the bottom line. I made pitches to get to that point, didnt make pitches after that. I dont have excuses. I didnt get it done." The Phillies led 2-0 in the second on Asches sacrifice fly and Cameron Rupps RBI single, but they trailed 4-2 in the bottom half after Heyward hit his ninth homer, B.J. Upton had an RBI single, and Simmons drove in two runs with a double. Atlanta made it 6-2 in the fifth on RBI singles by Heyward and Tommy La Stella. "They clumped (hits) together and put the four runs and two runs up in that fashion," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "Not the start we wanted the second half. We had some good at-bats, though." Philadelphia cut the lead to 6-4 in the sixth. Rollins reached on first baseman Freddie Freemans fielding error and moved to third on Utleys double. Both runners scored on Howards broken-bat, two-run bloop single. NOTES: Atlanta requested unconditional release waivers before the game on former All-Star 2B Dan Uggla. The Braves still owe Uggla, who hit .162 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 130 at-bats this year, over $18 million through the end of next season. ... Gonzalez said C Evan Gattis, on the disabled list with a back injury, is scheduled to get about 12 at-bats over the next three days and play in the field for two games as he continues a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett. If he has no setbacks, Gattis will be activated for Mondays game against Miami. ... Phillies LHP Cliff Lee, after missing nine weeks with a strained left elbow, says he is ready to return to the rotation for his start Monday at home against San Francisco. ... The Braves recalled utility man Tyler Pastornicky to take Ugglas spot on the 25-man roster. Cheap Air Max Outlet . 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And obviously I don’t feel good about it. And I’m not looking at (management) and saying ‘Those rotten, ‘effin ...’ whatever word you want to use. I’m looking at it and saying, ‘Hey, they made a decision.’ I was fortunate enough to work for some great people. (MLSE Chairman) Larry Tanenbaum is a friend of mine, (Director at MLSE) Dale Lastman is a friend of mine. I got to know (BCE President and CEO) George Cope a little bit. (Leafs President Brendan Shanahan) Shanny gave me an extra year on my contract.” There are a lot of things I’m grateful for. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to coach here.” The truth of the matter is that winning cures all and the Leafs, who are 2-7 in their last nine, just didn’t win consistently enough. For a team that powered through December with a stretch of 10 wins in 12 games, there has never been the feeling of stability for fans. “It’s all about winning,” Carlyle said. “Winning makes your life easier and makes it better. The thing about when you lose here in Toronto, you don’t breathe for a couple of days. When you win, you can exhale.” After the Leafs most recent loss, a 5-1 blowout at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets on Jan. 3, Carlyle admits he had a feeling his time had run out. “When I walked off the ice in Winnipeg, in my mind, I thought this could be my last game,” he said. He was right. Just three days later, while Carlyle was in the midst of dealing with his family issues and planning carpools to Sudbury, a phone conversation with Toronto GM Davee Nonis was the final act.dddddddddddd “I don’t hold any ill will because it was over the phone,” he said. “I don’t. I just said, if you’re going to make a change Dave, let me know.” And that was it. Carlyle was out, his 1,039 days as coach of the Leafs in the books and it was only a matter of time before the media firestorm. Did Carlyle have the right team for his style of play? Are the Leafs hopeless regardless of who is behind the bench? Is Phil Kessel uncoachable? In Kessel’s words, he doesn’t think so. “I’m not here to throw stones or throw mud at anybody,” Carlyle said. “I appreciate the players for what they are, they’re the best athletes in my mind. Phil’s an elite athlete. Obviously there’s deficiencies in us all,” he said. In a more philosophical answer to the Toronto Star, Carlyle further illustrated his point. “On every team, you’re going to find there’s obviously some people who are more difficult than others to sell what you’re asking,” he said. “Not any different than going to school. Some kids want to sit in the front row. Some kids want to sit in the middle of the class and some kids want to sit at the back and screw around.” Take that as you will, but Carlyle is more than willing to put his dismissal on his own deficiencies. “There’s always going to be things that you question. Should I have done this or that? Should I have started that goalie there? Should I move this guy to that line?” he said. “Coaching in the NHL is not easy. It’s not supposed to be easy. You’ve got competition that is trying to do the same thing you’re trying to do. The definitive part happens on the ice. You can bring whatever you want into the classroom but the proof is the on-ice performance. That’s how we get evaluated.” So while Carlyle says he plans on coaching again, for now he is going to take care of more pressing issues and take his mind off of hockey for a little while. “The last two mornings I haven’t woken up and been worried about what’s going on with the hockey club, what are we going to do with this, how are we going to deal with that? That’s what coaching does to you. You’re immersed in it. There’s always that constant battering, things that are running through your mind,” he said. “That’s the relief I’m feeling right now. It’s easy to park this.” ' ' '