Freddy Galvis’ 2-run homer lifts Phillies over Braves 4-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.

Maikel Franco hit a homer for the fourth straight game to help the Phillies complete a three-game sweep and win for the eighth time in nine games.

Adonis Garcia hit a pair of RBI doubles for the Braves.

Galvis lined a 2-2 pitch off Arodys Vizcaino (1-4) into the seats in right after Franco had started the inning with a walk.

Hector Neris (3-3) got the win despite allowing a go-ahead run in the top of the eighth. Jeanmar Gomez finished for his 23rd save in 25 tries.

Braves starter Tyrell Jenkins allowed one run and four hits in 4 2/3 innings. He started in place of Julio Teheran, who returned to Atlanta to be treated for an infection on his right thigh.

Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson gave up two runs — one earned — and four hits in six innings.

Garcia lined an RBI double to right-center to score Jeff Francoeur, giving the Braves a 2-1 lead in the sixth. Garcia hit a sharp grounder down the left-field line to put the Braves up 3-2.

Franco tied it at 2 with an opposite-field shot to right off Chris Withrow in the sixth.

Odubel Herrera sliced an RBI double down the left-field line with two outs in the fifth to tie it at 1. Earlier in the inning, Francoeur made a perfect no-hop throw to the plate from left field to get Galvis trying to score from second on a single.

Hellickson walked Freddie Freeman with the bases loaded to force in a run in the third. A fielding error on second baseman Cesar Hernandez led to the unearned run.

STANDINGS

The Braves (28-57) have the worst record in the majors while the Phillies (40-46) are inching closer to .500.

STREAKING

Franco is the first Phillies player to hit homers in four straight games since Ryan Howard in September 2012. Franco was 10 for 19 with four homers in the six-game homestand. … Peter Bourjos was 0 for 3 with an intentional walk, ending his hitting streak at 14 games.

UP NEXT

BRAVES: RHP Lucas Harrell (1-0, 1.50 ERA) starts the opener of a four-game series at the Chicago White Sox.

PHILLIES: LHP Adam Morgan (1-6, 6.31) pitches the opener of a four-game series at Colorado. Morgan is filling in for Aaron Nola, who is being skipped to get an extended rest after five poor starts.

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