Braves sweep doubleheader from Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — David Freitas lined a go-ahead RBI double for his first career hit, Ender Inciarte had three hits and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 to complete a doubleheader sweep on Wednesday.

 

Julio Teheran (9-11) allowed one run and five hits, striking out eight in 6-plus innings.

Inciarte was 3 for 5 with one RBI after going 5 for 5 with four RBI to lead the Braves to a 9-1 victory in the opener.

The Braves entered the day 0-8 at Citizens Bank Park this season.

Freitas put the Braves ahead 2-1 with his fourth-inning double in his second big-league at-bat. He was robbed of a hit his first time up when right fielder Nick Williams made a diving catch on his drive.

Inciarte’s RBI single extended the lead to 3-1.

Philadelphia’s Game 2 starter, Mark Leiter Jr. (2-4), allowed three runs and nine hits in 6-plus innings of work.

Braves starter R.A Dickey (9-8) struck out nine over eight innings in Game 1.

In the opener, Inciarte singled his first four times up and hit a two-out triple in the seventh. He walked in the ninth. He has had five hits in a game three times this season.

Braves third baseman Bran­don Phillips singled for his 2,000th hit in Game 1 and extended his hitting streak to 14 games.

The 36-year-old Phillips was surprised to see his mother, who made the trip from Georgia, in the stands holding a congratulatory sign and cheering on his milestone.

The Braves took out the frustration of a season’s worth of defeats on Philadelphia over the first three innings, scoring eight runs.

Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer off Jerad Eickhoff (4-8) in the first.

Eickhoff left the game in the third inning because of tingling in his right arm. Eickhoff’s fastball only hit 90 mph twice and the Braves pounced on the slower fastballs.

 

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Thu, 10/19/2017 - 23:54

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