Bats come alive in 7-6 Phillies win over the Braves. The Philadelphia Phillies (6-3) avoided being swept by the Atlanta Braves in a thrilling Sunday night slugfest.
Ozzie Albies kicked things off with a two-run Jack followed by a Dansby Swanson RBI single gave Atlanta a 3-0 lead. Jean Segura cut it to 3-1 with a Sac Fly to deep center. Rhys Hoskins went yard to cut it to 3-2.
Didi Gregorius hammered a three run homer to put the visitors up, 5-3. The battle was on and Phillies killer, Ronald Acuna Jr. (3 for 4, 2 RBIs) closed it to 5-4 on a Sac Fly. Another Phillies killer, Freddie Freeman went deep to even the score at 5-5. Bryce Harper and Acuna Jr. traded homers to set the stage for the top of the ninth.
Alec Bohm tagged up and scored on a short fly to left that the Braves appealed and were subsequently denied. Hector Neris was summoned to seal the deal and did just that to give the Phils a 7-6 win. Matt Moore went five innings allowing 5 earned runs off 9 hits while fanning 5. Bats come alive but not without a little controversy. For more Phillies coverage click here.