Philadelphia 10, Atlanta 5
When: 12:10 PM ET, Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Phillies 10, Braves 5:
Where: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Brian Knight, 1B -
Seth Buckminster, 2B -
Fieldin Culbreth, 3B -
Marlon Byrd homered, added a pair of RBI singles and matched John Mayberry Jr. by driving in three runs as visiting Philadelphia completed a three-game sweep of Atlanta.
Ryan Howard continued his strong series by plating a pair while also joining Byrd, Wil Nieves, Cesar Hernandez and Domonic Brown with three hits. Chase Utley added an RBI single and Reid Brignac drew a walk with the bases loaded as the Phillies set a season high with 18 hits en route to posting their seventh win in nine outings.
Evan Gattis belted a two-run homer in the first inning to extend his career-best hitting streak to 17 games, which is the longest active stretch in the majors. Ryan Doumit went deep to lead off the fourth and also had a two-run single for the Braves, who have dropped 10 of their last 15 overall and eight of 10 at home.
Roberto Hernandez (3-5) rebounded from a rocky start to work six innings and pick up his first win since May 4. The 33-year-old Dominican allowed five runs on eight hits and Antonio Bastardo and Ken Giles combined to strike out five to seal the win.
After Atlanta claimed a 4-2 lead in the first, Mayberry's two-run single to left field off Aaron Harang (5-6) highlighted a five-run uprising with two outs in the second. Doumit's second homer of the season trimmed Philadelphia's lead to 8-5 in the fourth before Howard provided insurance with an RBI single in the following frame.GAME NOTEBOOK:
Harang matched a season high by permitting nine runs on 13 hits in five innings to take the loss. He also gave up nine against Miami on April 30. ... Philadelphia SS Jimmy Rollins, who is riding a 12-game hitting streak, was given the day off. Atlanta OF Justin Upton was also a spectator after he experienced dizziness prior to exiting Tuesday's contest. ... The Phillies wrap up their seven-game road trip by opening a four-game set in St. Louis on Thursday. The Braves begin an 11-game road trip with a four-game series in Washington on Thursday.
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