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By Brandon Apter, Sports Talk Philly editor

Final: Braves 2, Phillies 1  ❖  Attendance: 21,545

Atlanta, GA - Thanks to a two-run homer off the bat of Jeff Francoeur in the seventh, the Atlanta Braves salvaged a series split with the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday afternoon at Turner Field by a score of 2-1. With the loss, the Phillies finish the month of July with a record of 13-14.

Jerad Eickhoff followed up a stellar outing his last time out with another strong showing this afternoon, but it was cut short by rain in the Phillies loss to the Braves. After allowing just one run in seven innings over his last start against the Marlins, Eickhoff cruised through five innings, throwing just 51 pitches and scattering two hits. 

The Phillies have a day off before hosting the San Francisco Giants for a three-game series beginning on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park. Zach Eflin and Madison Bumgarner are listed as the probables for game one of that series.

WP: Mauricio Cabrera (4-0, 2.70 ERA)  ❖  LP: Andrew Bailey (3-1, 6.40 ERA) ❖ SV: Jim Johnson (6)

Hub:   Game Summary      Starting Pitchers     At the Plate      Bullpen      What's Next

Scoring Summary

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
PHI 0 0 0 0 0  0  0 1 0 1 5 0
ATL 0 0 0 0  0  0 2 0  X  2 6 1

The Braves and Phillies remained scoreless until the bottom of the 7th. Nick Markakis singled with one down and then Jeff Francoeur hit a two-run home run to the opposite field to give Atlanta a 2-0 lead. 

Jimmy Paredes cut the deficit in half, leading off the top of the eighth with a solo homer to right, his third of the season.

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Starting Pitchers

Jerad Eickhoff 5.0 2 0  0   0  3.68
Joel De La Cruz 4.1  3   0  0 2 0 0 3.80

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At the Plate


  • Jimmy Paredes: 1-1, HR, R, RBI, .225 AVG
  • Tommy Joseph: 1-3, 2B, BB, .259 AVG
  • Cesar Hernandez: 1-4, .283 AVG


  • Jeff Francoeur: 1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI, .251 AVG
  • Ender Inciarte: 2-3, .250 AVG    
  • Nick Markakis: 1-3, R, BB, .265 AVG

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  • David Hernandez (6th): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 4.28 ERA
  • Andrew Bailey (7th): 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 HR, 6.40 ERA
  • Brett Oberholtzer (8th): 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 5.13 ERA


  • Ian Krol (5th, 6th): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2.90 ERA
  • Jose Ramirez (6th): 0.2 IP, 11.57 ERA
  • Mauricio Cabrera (7th): 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 1 SO, 2.70 ERA
  • Chris Withrow (8th): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 SO, 1 HR, 3.23 ERA
  • Jim Johnson (9th): 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 1 SO, 3.99 ERA

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What's Next

  • Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016: vs. San Francisco Giants, 7:05 p.m.
    • Philaelphia, PA - Citizens Bank Park
    • RHP Zach Eflin (3-4, 4.23 ERA) vs. Madison Bumgarner (10-6, 2.09 ERA)
    • TV: CSN, MLB.TV; Radio: 94 WIP  

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