In­cia­rte’s big day leads Braves to sweep of Phillies

The out­fielder gets eight hits in the dou­ble­header while Bran­don Phillips reaches 2,000 ca­reer hits.

Rome News-Tribune - - SPORTS - By Rob Maaddi As­so­ci­ated Press Sports Writer

PHILADEL­PHIA — En­der In­cia­rte kept swing­ing and the hits kept drop­ping.

In­cia­rte had three more hits, David Fre­itas lined a go-ahead RBI dou­ble for his first ca­reer hit and the At­lanta Braves beat the Philadel­phia Phillies 5-2 to com­plete a dou­ble­header sweep on Wed­nes­day.

In­cia­rte was 3 for 5 with one RBI after go­ing 5 for 5 with four RBIs to lead the Braves to a 9-1 vic­tory in the opener.

“I was re­ally ag­gres­sive,” In­cia­rte said. “I was swing­ing at good pitches and why take a fast­ball in the mid­dle right there if I was feel­ing so good, so I ended up get­ting the base hit and build­ing good mo­men­tum for the team.”

Julio Te­heran ( 9- 11) al­lowed one run and five hits, strik­ing out eight in 6 1/3 in­nings.

The Braves en­tered the day 0-8 at Cit­i­zens Bank Park this season and im­proved to 4-12 over­all against the last-place Phillies.

Fre­itas put the Braves ahead 2- 1 with his fourth- in­ning dou­ble in his sec­ond big-league at­bat. He was robbed of a hit his first time up when right fielder Nick Wil­liams made a div­ing catch on his drive.

In­cia­rte’s RBI sin­gle ex­tended the lead to 3-1.

“He wasn’t over­swing­ing, he At­lanta’s En­der In­cia­rte con­nects for a triple in Game 1 of Wed­nes­day’s dou­ble­header against the Phillies. At­lanta pitcher Julio Te­heran throws to the plate in Wed­nes­day’s Game 2.

was just putting nice swings on the ball and ev­i­dently he’s see­ing the ball pretty good, too,” Braves man­ager Brian Snitker said. Chris Szagola / The As­so­ci­ated Press

Philadel­phia’s Game 2 starter, Mark Leiter Jr. (2-4), al­lowed three runs and nine hits in 6 2/3 in­nings.

Braves starter R.A Dickey ( 9- Chris Szagola / The As­so­ci­ated Press

Braves 9, Phillies 1, Game 1 Braves 5, Phillies 2, Game 2

8) struck out nine over eight in­nings in Game 1.

In the opener, In­cia­rte sin­gled his first four times up and hit a two-out triple in the sev­enth. He walked in the ninth. He has had five hits in a game three times this season.

Braves third base­man Bran­don Phillips sin­gled for his 2,000th hit in Game 1 and ex­tended his hitting streak to 14 games. The 36-year-old Phillips was sur­prised to see his mother, who made the trip from Ge­or­gia, in the stands hold­ing a con­grat­u­la­tory sign and cheer­ing on his mile­stone.


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