Freeman's 2-run double pushes Braves past Phillies 2-1
ATLANTA (AP) - Freddie Freeman hit a two-run double in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves rallied past the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Saturday night.
In a matchup of the two worst teams in the majors, the Braves have consecutive victories for the first time since winning three straight over Miami from Aug. 6-8.
The Phillies have dropped five straight and 13 of 16.
Arodys Vizcaino earned his sixth save in seven chances after facing four batters in the ninth.
With Andres Blanco of the Phillies on second base, Gold Glove shortstop Andrelton Simmons made the best defensive play of the game, diving hard to his left to catch Darnell Sweeney's liner for the second out. Blanco advanced to third on Vizcaino's wild pitch over Odubel Herrera's head, but Herrera took a called third strike.