ATLANTA BRAVES OPEN HOMESTAND WITH VICTORY OVER THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves opened a seven game homestand with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night at SunTrust Park; thus ended a six game winning streak for the Phillies.

Julio Teheran allowed only one run and five hits, walked three and struck out nine over six innings en route to the win.  Arodys Vizcaino recorded Atlanta’s first save of the season.

Philadelphia took an early lead with a solo home run from Odubel Herrera in the top of the first.  The Braves struck back in the bottom of that inning when Ender Inciarte reached home plate on a double play ground-out from Freddie Freeman.  The home team took the lead on a sacrifice fly by Kurt Suzuki that scored Ozzie Albies in the bottom of the fourth.

Aaron Nola took the loss for the Phillies; he was charged with two runs and four hits, walked one and struck out just two over six innings.

The Braves will play game two of their three-game set versus the Phillies this evening at 7:35 pm.  The outing will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410.  Air time for pre-game programming is 6:20 pm.

In a minor league update, the Rome Braves picked up a 9-6 victory over the Asheville Tourists in the opener of a three-game series at Asheville, NC on Monday night.  The teams will meet again tonight at 7:05 pm.

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