The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Wednesday night in game two of a three-game National League East set up in Philadelphia, which allowed the Braves to take a 2-0 lead in the series.
Kyle Wright was the winning pitcher for Atlanta; he surrendered just one run and three hits, walked three, and struck out four in seven innings. Will Smith picked up the save. Ranger Suarez was charged with the loss for Philly.
The Braves’ offensive highlights included a solo home run from Adam Duvall in the top of the seventh inning.
That was the second of two runs driven in by Duvall. William Contreras and Michael Harris II each drove in a run for Atlanta. Philadelphia’s lone run of the night was a solo home run by Rhys Hoskins off Wright during the bottom of the third.
The Braves improved to 44-32 on the ’22 season and remain in second place of the NL East, but now just three games back from the division-leading New York Mets (who lost to Houston on Wednesday). The third-place Phillies are 39-37.
Atlanta’s record of 21-5 for June ’22 ties the modern franchise record for most wins in a calendar month.
The Braves’ series finale against the Phillies is scheduled to get underway at 6:05 pm this evening at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Listen locally on WLAQ 1410 AM/96.9 FM; air time is 4:50 pm.
In a minor league update, the Rome Braves beat the Greenville Drive by 11-6 on Wednesday night in Greenville, SC. That was the third straight victory for the Braves, who took a 2-0 lead in their six-game set versus the Drive. Game three is scheduled for tonight at 7:05 pm.