Friday, July 18 2014, 11:00 PM EDT
Braves Take Opener From Phillies
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.
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.
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.
(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.
by Dave Staley
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