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Hot-Hitting Herrera Helps Phillies Sweep Braves Again

August 10th, 2017 at 12:08 AM
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By CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) â?? Odubel Herrera and the Philadelphia Phillies won’t relinquish their dominant hold on the Atlanta Braves.

Herrera again feasted on Atlanta pitching by driving in a run with two triples in the Phillies’ 3-2 victory on Wednesday night that completed their third series sweep of the Braves this season.

The Phillies (42-69) swept the two-game series to improve to 11-2 against the Braves this season. They swept a four-game series against Atlanta on July 28-31 and a three-game set on April 21-23 â?? each in Philadelphia.

Herrera lined a triple to right field in the first inning off left-hander Sean Newcomb (1-7). He added another triple to center field in the third, driving in Freddy Galvis from first base. Herrera scored on Ozzie Albies’ throwing error.

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Herrera hit “like his hair was on fire.”

Herrera has a hit in 16 consecutive games against Atlanta, including 11 straight with a hit and a run scored. He has hit .434 (23 for 53) against Atlanta this season.

“That guy is killing us,” said Braves manager Brian Snitker.

Overall, Herrera has a 12-game hitting streak. He drove in two runs with …

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