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Phillies vs. Braves Final Score: Atlanta loses fifth straight in 3-2 loss

In 2016's recurring theme, the Braves were unable to generate much offense in a 3-2 loss to the Phillies.

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Matt Wisler limited damage over eight innings of work, but the Braves dropped their fifth straight game, managing just two runs on six hits in a 3-2 loss to the Phillies.

Heading into the bottom of the ninth, the Braves were down 3-1 and had just four hits in the game. Jeanmar Gomez came in looking for his 12th save of the year for the Phillies, and Freddie Freeman stepped to the plate to lead things off. On a 1-2 count, Freeman drove a fastball into the left field seats for his fifth home run of the season, bringing the Braves within one run. Tyler Flowers followed with an opposite field drive himself, but the ball was caught at the warning track for the first out. After Jeff Francoeur flew out to center, Kelly Johnson blooped an opposite field single to keep hopes alive, but Reid Brignac flew out to center to end the game.

Philadelphia struck first in the top of the fourth inning. Maikel Franco and Carlos Ruiz singled to put runners on first and third with one away, and Freddy Galvis delivered with a sacrifice fly to bring Franco home for a 1-0 Phillies' lead. The lead didn't hold for long, as the Braves bounced back to tie it up in the bottom half. Ender Inciarte and Freeman singled to lead off the inning, with Inciarte going from first to third to put runners on the corners with nobody out. Flowers was next up and his double play may have ended the rally, but it got Inciarte across the plate to tie the game at 1-apiece.

The Phillies would answer back immediately in the fifth inning. A Peter Bourjos double got things rolling, and he was brought home two batters later on a Cesar Hernandez single to right field to put the Phillies up 2-1.

Neither team put together much offensively again until the top of the eighth inning. Maikel Franco hit a towering home run into the left field seats to give Philadelphia a 3-1 lead.

Wisler threw 104 pitches over eight innings of work. He allowed three runs on eight hits, striking out two and walking two. Ian Krol made his Braves' debut in a scoreless ninth inning. He allowed one hit and struck out one.

Adam Morgan received his first career win against the Braves in his fourth try and first win in 2016. He threw seven innings of one-run baseball, giving up just four hits while striking out four and walking one.

Inciarte and Freeman had two hits apiece to account for four of the Braves' six hits in the game. Johnson and Chase d'Arnaud had the other two.

The loss gives the Braves their third five-game losing streak of the season and their 11th consecutive home loss to put their home record at 1-16. A loss to Philadelphia tomorrow would give seven different teams more wins at Turner Field than Atlanta.

The Braves will play game two of the three-game set against the Phillies on Wednesday night at 7:10 p.m. ET. Jhoulys Chacin is expected to take the mound for Atlanta against Jerad Eickhoff.

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