Atlanta 7, Philadelphia 1

Date - Thursday, September 26, 2013 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Welke, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Bruce Dreckman, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance - 27858

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Philadelphia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1
Atlanta 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 72-87 43-38 29-49 L2
Atlanta 94-65 54-24 40-41 W1

Recap


Braves 7, Phillies 1:
Jason Heyward slugged a leadoff home run among a career-high five hits and rookie David Hale picked up his first win in the majors to lift host Atlanta in the opener of a four-game set to end the regular season.

Evan Gattis had three RBIs and Freddie Freeman reached base four times and drove in a run as the Braves regained the top spot in the race for home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs. Atlanta (94-65) is tied with idle St. Louis for the NL's best mark but owns the tiebreaker by virtue of winning four of seven meetings with the Cardinals.

Hale (1-0), making his second career start, allowed a run and seven hits in six innings while striking out five. He did not walk a batter and has 14 strikeouts against just one free pass since being called up.

Heyward hit the first pitch thrown by Philadelphia starter Tyler Cloyd (2-7) over the wall in right to kick off a five-run first. Freeman, Gattis, Chris Johnson and Jordan Schafer each had run-scoring hits in the frame and Gattis made it 7-1 with a two-run double in the second that chased Cloyd.

Cloyd, who was charged with seven runs and eight hits in one-plus inning before five relievers combined on seven scoreless frames, did pick up his first career RBI with a groundout in the second. Jimmy Rollins recorded three hits for the Phillies, who have lost seven of their last eight.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Braves C Brian McCann left in the second inning due to a right adductor strain. He is considered day-to-day. ... The first four hitters in the Atlanta lineup combined to go 10-for-16 with five RBIs and four walks. ... Philadelphia is 6-22 in its last 28 road games, scoring two runs or fewer 17 times in that stretch. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia   Atlanta
Tyler Cloyd Player David Hale
Loss W/L Win
1.0 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 5
8 Hits 7
63.00 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Philadelphia   Atlanta
Jimmy Rollins Player Jason Heyward
3 Hits 5
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
4 TB 11
.750 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Philadelphia 9 0 11 .250 20 5 1 0 0 1
Atlanta 12 1 21 .333 23 10 7 6 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Braves have a W/L % of .606 after a win and .569 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Phillies have a W/L % of .431 after a win and .471 after a loss.