Kyle Wright records 20th win as Braves beat Phillies
Sep 24, 2022
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. 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 Grissom hit an RBI single.
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, Harris added a two-run homer, Swanson and 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 Harper followed with a two-run homer to close within 6-2.
Nick Maton hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh to score Brandon Marsh and cut the deficit to 6-3. Marsh had reached on an error to lead off the inning.
--Field Level Media