MLB: Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 1

Aug. 6, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Ben Sheets fired 7 1/3 solid innings and Freddie Freeman bashed a key two-run double Monday in the Atlanta Braves' 6-1 victory over Philadelphia.

Sheets (4-1) yielded one run on seven hits over 7 1/3 innings while issuing a single walk. The right-hander rebounded from his first loss since joining the Braves in his previous outing, a 4-2 loss to Miami Wednesday.

After Michael Bourn drew a one-out walk in the third and Martin Prado singled, Freeman ripped a pitch down the right-field line for a two-run double, putting the Braves ahead to stay.

Jason Heyward added a solo shot for Atlanta, which maintained its tie with Pittsburgh for the National League wild card lead.

Vance Worley (6-7) was touched for four runs on six hits over just 3 2/3 innings for the Phillies, who dropped the opener of a three-game series.

John Mayberry homered for the Phillies.

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