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Leadoff walk comes back to haunt Atlanta Braves in 4-3 loss to Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies picked up the sweep over the Braves, as Freddy Galvis hit the go-ahead homer in the eighth inning.

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The old adage in baseball came back to haunt the Braves on Wednesday afternoon, as a leadoff walk bit Arodys Vizcaino in a 4-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.

With two outs in the eighth, Freddy Galvis launched a two-run home run off Vizcaino to decide the contest and put the Phillies ahead for good, as they completed the series sweep. Maikel Franco drew a free pass to lead off the inning to start trouble.

Lightning did strike twice for the Braves on Wednesday afternoon, as Atlanta took a lead three separate times. Adonis Garcia doubled home Jeff Francoeur twice, once in the sixth inning and again in the eighth. Both doubles broke a tie ballgame and put the Braves ahead.

Tyrell Jenkins went 4.2 innings in his first big league start, and was impressive. He retired nine straight at one point and only got into some trouble in the fifth inning, as Cesar Hernandez reached third base with two outs and Jenkins was replaced by Ian Krol.

Unfortunately, Krol surrendered an RBI double by Odubel Herrera on his first pitch to tie the game at 1-1, and Jenkins' final line showed him allowing a run on four hits in 64 pitches.

The Braves got on the board first in the three inning, as Freddie Freeman drew a bases-loaded walk to put Atlanta ahead 1-0.

Franco hit a home run off Chris Withrow to knot the game at 2-all.

Jeremy Hellickson hurled six strong innings for the Phillies, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits, two walks, and three strikeouts.

Erick Aybar continued his solid play of late, as he has now hit safely in 12 of the last 14 games. Herrera, Galvis, and Hernandez each had multi-hit games.

Hunter Cervenka came on in the seventh and worked out of a two-on, two-out jam by forcing Cody Asche to pop out and keeping the game tied.

Jeff Francoeur gunned down Galvis at the plate in the sixth inning with a brilliant throw from left field to save a run. He's still got a cannon.

The Braves are back in action on Thursday at 8:05 p.m. ET, as they take on the Chicago Cubs.

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