Braves beat Phillies 4-1 for 10th straight win

10:53 PM, Aug 4, 2013   |    comments
June 8, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel (46) celebrates the 2-1 victory with catcher Brian McCann (16) against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Chris Johnson drove in a pair of runs and Alex Wood pitched six strong innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to their 10th straight victory, 4-1 over the slumping Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night.

Wood (2-2) allowed one run on two hits in his fourth major league start. The unorthodox 22-year-old rookie left-hander, who configures his body in an unusual way during his delivery, struck out three and walked two.

Johnson hit a two-run single in the first to stake the Braves to an early lead. Justin Upton and B.J. Upton each had a pair of hits with a double apiece for Atlanta, which matched its season-best winning streak.

Cliff Lee (10-5) matched his shortest outing of the season, giving up four runs - three earned - on eight hits in five innings.



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