With the game tied at four between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies in the bottom of the third-inning, Scott Kingery hit a deep fly ball to center field off of Max Fried and Ronald Acuna Jr. thought he made the catch but Acuna Jr. dropped the ball. This allowed Kingery to hit an inside the park home run to give Philadelphia a 5-4 lead.
Corey Dickerson hit second homer of the game on a solo shot for the Phillies in the sixth-inning off of A.J. Minter to give them a 6-4 lead.
Johan Camargo hit a solo home run for Atlanta in the eighth-inning off of Jared Hughes, but that would be as close as the Braves would get. Philadelphia took down Atlanta in this game 6-5.
Hector Nerris pitched a perfect ninth-inning for the Philadelphia Phillies and he recorded his 25th saves of the season. Nerris struck out one batter in that inning.
There was also a short rain delay in that game.
Philadelphia scored four runs in the first-inning. J.T. Realmuto and Bryce Harper hit solo homers in that inning. Corey Dickerson hit a two-run homer as well and all of those homers were hit off of Max Fried.
Atlanta scored four runs in the third-inning. Freddie Freeman and Dansby Swanson each had an RBI single. Francisco Cervelli had an RBI on a fielder’s choice and Austin Reilly hit a sacrifice fly.
Blake Parker (3-2) was the winning pitcher for the Phillies. He pitched two innings and gave up one hit. Parker didn’t walk out a batter and struck out four.
Max Fried (16-5) was the losing pitcher for the Braves. He pitched five innings and gave up seven hits and five runs. Fried walked one batter and struck out five.
Jason Vargas was the starting pitcher for Philadelphia. He pitched three innings and gave up six hits and four runs. Vargas walked three batters and struck out three.
Atlanta still has a 9.5 game lead on the Washington Nationals for first place in the National League East. The Atlanta Braves are four games back of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best record in the National League.
The Philadelphia Phillies are only two games back of the Chicago Cubs for the second wild card spot in the National League.
The third game of this four-game set will continue on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The projected starting pitchers for that game will be Dallas Keuchel (7-5, 3.47 ERA) for Atlanta and Zach Eflin (8-11, 4.31 ERA) for Philadelphia.