Final: Phillies 5, Braves 2
PHILADELPHIA—As César Hernández stood in the box in the eighth inning, Phillies announcer Mike Schmidt gave his strategy: Bunt past the pitcher to move Michael Saunders from second to third.
Apparently, Hernández wasn't listening.
He cracked an Arodys Vizcaíno fastball to right field for a clutch two-run homer that broke a 1-1 tie in the eighth inning. Aaron Altherr followed Hernández with a home run of his own to pad the lead. Then Odúbel Herrera, facing Ian Krol, went deep. It was three straight homers for the Phillies, who finished off a sweep of the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park.
WP: Joely Rodríguez (1-0, 5.73) ❖ LP: Arodys Vizcaíno (1-1, 5.00)