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Herrera’s 2-Run HR Helps Phillies Top Braves

August 9th, 2017 at 12:46 AM
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By CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) รข?? Don’t ask the Atlanta Braves to explain how the Philadelphia Phillies have the worst record in the National League.

Against Atlanta, the Phillies look like a powerhouse.

Odubel Herrera hit a two-run homer, Zach Eflin pitched seven strong innings following his recall from the minors, and the Phillies beat Atlanta 5-2 on Tuesday night to continue their season-long mastery of the Braves.

Of the Phillies’ 41 wins, 10 have come against the Braves. The Phillies are 10-2 against Atlanta, including a sweep of a four-game series against the Braves in Philadelphia on July 28-31.

“Sometimes you get a team that you get ahead of and just kind of beat and hopefully that will continue,” Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said.

After Maikel Franco drove in Freddie Galvis with a line-drive single to right field in the fifth inning, Herrera reached down to pull a low pitch from Julio Teheran into the restaurant behind the right-field wall.

“It was a pitch I wanted to throw,” Teheran said. “I don’t know how he hit that ball. He’s pretty good, but it was a pretty good pitch, too.”
Herrera had three hits, including a double.

Freddie Freeman hit a first-inning homer off …

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