Daily Journal masthead

Peterson's homer, Teheran's pitching lead Braves past Phillies 6-2

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

PHILADELPHIA — Jace Peterson had three hits, including a three-run home run, and Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

Chris Johnson, Jonny Gomes and Ryan Lavarnway all had an RBI for the Braves, who snapped a season-worst six-game losing streak while winning for just the second time in the last 15 road games to avoid a four-game series sweep.

The Braves haven't been swept in a four-game series in Philadelphia since Sept. 2-4, 1949.

Ryan Howard had two hits, one a double, for the Phillies, who lost for just the third time in 15 games since the All-Star break.

Teheran (7-6) earned his first road win since his season debut on April 6 at Miami.

The right-hander was 0-6 with a 7.88 ERA in his last 10 starts away from home entering Sunday. But he cooled the Phillies, striking out seven and walking none while giving up two runs and eight hits.

Adam Morgan (2-3) surrendered four runs and seven hits in five innings in his seventh career start.

The Phillies went ahead 1-0 in the second. Right fielder Eury Perez lost Howard's drive to right-center in the sun, resulting in a leadoff double. Howard scored on Cody Asche's single to center.

PHOTO: Atlanta Braves center fielder Cameron Maybin, left, fields a base hit by Philadelphia Phillies' Freddy Galvis as Eury Perez (14) backs him up in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
Atlanta Braves center fielder Cameron Maybin, left, fields a base hit by Philadelphia Phillies' Freddy Galvis as Eury Perez (14) backs him up in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

Atlanta took the lead with four runs in the fifth, highlighted by Peterson's drive over the wall in right field. It was the fourth homer of the season for Peterson. Johnson had tied the game at 1 earlier in the frame with an RBI single to center.

Philadelphia got a run back in the bottom of the inning, pulling within 4-2 on Odubel Herrera's RBI single before the Braves scored two more in the seventh on RBI hits by Gomes and Lavarnway.

Howard remained hot and is 7 for 11 with two doubles and five RBIs in his last three games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves: SS Andrelton Simmons (sprained right thumb) didn't play. His replacement, Daniel Castro, went 1 for 4 with a double. . Perez was hit by a pitch in the right foot in the third inning, causing him to go to the ground in apparent pain. Perez stayed down for a while before walking off the injury and remaining in the game.

Phillies: 2B Chase Utley went 2 for 3 with a walk at Triple-A Lehigh Valley in his first rehab game since being placed on the DL on June 23 with right ankle inflammation.

UP NEXT

Braves: Atlanta returns home Monday for the first of seven games at Turner Field when Braves RHP Mike Foltynewicz (3-3, 5.04) faces Giants RHP Matt Cain (2-2, 4.50).

Phillies: After Monday's day off, Philadelphia welcomes former SS Jimmy Rollins and the Dodgers on Tuesday night. Phillies RHP Jerome Williams (3-8, 6.36) opposes LHP Alex Wood (7-6, 3.54).

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


Photo Gallery:
PHOTO: Atlanta Braves shortstop Daniel Castro fields a pop fly by Philadelphia Phillies' Cody Asche in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
Click to view (3 Photos)

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.