Julio Teheran threw six strong innings while Matt Kemp and Freddie Freeman homered to help give the Atlanta Braves a 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Braves have now won a season-best six straight games.
Kemp put Atlanta on the board early on Sunday with a long solo home run to left center in the top of the second inning. It was Kemp’s fifth home run in a Braves uniform and his 28th overall this season.
Teheran cruised through the first four innings but worked out of bases loaded jams in the fifth and sixth innings. He allowed five hits and two walks while striking out seven over six innings of work. He improves to 5-9 on the season and lowers his ERA to 3.01 on the season.
Freddie Freeman provided the Braves with a bit of insurance in the eighth when he led off the inning with a monstrous home run to straight away centerfield. The ball hit in the ivy high above the 409 foot sign at Citizen Bank Ballpark. The homer was Freeman’s 29th of the season which is already a career-best total. Jim Johnson picked up his 13th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning.
The Braves will continue their road trip on Monday when they open up a three-game series in Washington against the Nationals.