PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Adonis Garcia scored the winning run in the 10th inning after homering twice earlier in the game, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Saturday night.
Garcia scored from third on a check-swing ground ball by Tyler Flowers for a 5-4 lead. First baseman Ryan Howard threw home on the slow roller, but Garcia beat the force play.
Jed Bradley (1-0) got the win in his major league debut. He threw one scoreless inning and had a strikeout.
Mauricio Cabrera got his fourth save in four opportunities.
Edubray Ramos (1-2) allowed two runs and one hit after allowing a leadoff walk to Garcia. Freddie Freeman also scored in the 10th on Jace Peterson’s groundout.
Garcia hit a solo homer with one out in the first inning, then another solo shot in the sixth. He has 13 homers in 424 at-bats this season.
Maikel Franco had four hits for the Phillies, including three doubles, drove in a run and made a sensational diving play at third base to rob Flowers of a hit.
However, it was his error on a dropped pop-up in the eighth that led to the tying run.
Cesar Hernandez added a home run and Cameron Rupp snapped an 0-for-15 drought with a two-run double in the third to drive in the Phillies’ other runs.
Phillies starter Vince Velazquez allowed two earned runs in seven innings, striking out eight.
Braves rookie John Gant allowed three earned runs in five innings, striking out six while throwing a career-high 113 pitches.
Ender Inciarte extended his hitting streak to 14 games. He had a 19-game streak earlier this season. … Freeman extended his hitting streak to 10 games and has reached safely in 26 straight, the longest active streak in the majors. … Franco has nine extra-base hits against the Braves this year, more than against any other team. … Velazquez pitched beyond the sixth inning for just the third time this season, and the first time since July 18. … Aaron Altherr played all three outfield positions for the Phillies.
Braves: Atlanta placed RHP Aaron Blair on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 29, due to a left knee strain. To replace him on the roster, it recalled RHP Brandon Cunniff from Triple-A Gwinnett. Cunniff pitched a scoreless inning Saturday.
Braves RHP Julio Teheran (4-9, 3.12 ERA) opposes Phillies RHP Jake Thompson (1-4, 7.86) in the series finale Sunday.
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