Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Mike Minor worked six effective innings on
Saturday as the Atlanta Braves topped the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-2, in the
middle installment of a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park.
Minor (10-10) allowed two runs on just two hits with six strikeouts and a walk
to notch his fourth consecutive positive decision.
Jason Heyward ripped a three-run double and added an RBI base hit, while
Freddie Freeman smashed a three-run home run for the Braves, who have won six
of their last eight games.
Roy Halladay (10-8) lasted just 1 2/3 innings -- his shortest outing since the
2006 season -- and allowed seven runs on five hits with three walks and three
Ryan Howard hit his 300th career home run, a solo shot in the fourth, and
Darin Ruf collected his first major league RBI with a sacrifice fly for the
Phils, who fell to four games behind the St. Louis Cardinals, who topped the
Cubs earlier on Saturday, for the second NL wild card spot.
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