Kyle Wright records 20th win as Atlanta Braves beat Phillies

Kyle Wright records 20th win as Atlanta Braves beat Phillies


MICHAEL Harris II was a triple shy of the cycle, William Contreras added a homer, two singles and two RBIs and the Atlanta Braves defeated the host Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Saturday.

Vaughn Grissom and Dansby Swanson each contributed two hits and an RBI and Travis d’Arnaud had two hits for the Braves (94-58), who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Ronald Acuna, Jr. was held out of the lineup for a third straight game with a sore back.

Braves starter Kyle Wright (20-5) tossed a no-hitter for 5 1/3 innings and wound up allowing two hits and two runs with six strikeouts and two walks. Mr. Wright became the first pitcher to win 20 games this season.

Kenley Jansen threw a scoreless ninth inning for his 37th save in 44 chances.

Bryce Harper hit a home run and knocked in two runs for the Phillies (83-68), who had their three-game winning streak snapped.

Phillies starter Bailey Falter (5-4) lasted only 3 2/3 innings and allowed 10 hits and six runs. He struck out six and didn’t issue a walk.

The Braves went ahead 1-0 in the second inning when Mr. Grissom hit an RBI single.

Mr. Contreras hit a solo homer to right-center with two outs in the third for a 2-0 advantage. It was Contreras’ 20th home run of the season.

In the fourth, Mr. Harris added a two-run homer, Mr. Swanson and Mr. Contreras each had an RBI single and the Braves took a 6-0 lead.

Despite going without a hit through the first 5 1/3 innings, the Phillies drew two walks and J.T. Realmuto reached on an error. Rhys Hoskins doubled with one out in the sixth and Mr. Harper followed with a two-run homer to close within 6-2. — Reuters

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