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Phillies Fall to the Red Hot Braves

Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves
Tyler Pastornicky of the Atlanta Braves outruns John Lannan of the Philadelphia Phillies to first base for an infield hit at Turner Field (Scott Cunningham, Getty Images)

Chris Johnson drove in three runs, Jason Heyward homered and Brandon Beachy pitched six strong innings to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Wednesday night.

The Braves have won two straight and 17 of 19 to lead the majors with a .612 winning percentage.

Philadelphia, which has lost seven of eight series since All-Star break, has dropped 19 of 23. The Phillies have lost 14 of 15 on the road.

Rain delayed the start of the game 1 hour, 48 minutes.

Beachy (2-0) held the Phillies scoreless until Dominic Brown’s 27th homer cut the lead to 5-2 with one out in the sixth.

John Lannan (3-6) lasted only 1 1-3 innings before leaving with a left knee injury.

Copyright 2013 by the Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

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