Atlanta got the win it had to have before heading to Los Angeles.
Ryne Sandberg sees the Phillies’ final loss of a disappointing season as a reminder that improved pitching depth should be a goal for 2014.
The Phillies gave up three runs in the 9th, but held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 Saturday.
Chris Johnson led off the eighth inning with a homer to spoil an otherwise dominant start by Cliff Lee, Kris Medlen allowed only two hits in eight innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 on Friday night.
Phillies rookie Tyler Cloyd (2-7) had been struggling, surrendering 17 runs in 13 innings in his previous three September starts, and the right-hander did not see a turnaround against the Braves.
The Phillies got a strong outing by Cole Hamels, leading them to a 3-2 victory and three-game sweep over the Atlanta Braves Sunday.
After surrendering a homer to Andrelton Simmons leading off the third inning, Lee (12-6) didn’t allow a hit through eight innings. He finished with 10 strikeouts without a walk, giving up just two hits.
Philadelphia, which has lost seven of eight series since All-Star break, has dropped 19 of 23. The Phillies have lost 14 of 15 on the road.
Martin, a right-hander who lives in Toccoa, Ga., northeast of Atlanta, lost to Medlen and the Braves for the second time in only three major league starts.
Cole Hamels took a shutout into the ninth inning, Cody Asche hit a three-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 Monday night in a game overshadowed by a fatal fall at Turner Field.
A man who fell more than 60 feet from an upper-level platform at Atlanta’s Turner Field onto a parking lot during a baseball game died Monday night, police said.
Chris Johnson drove in a pair of runs and Alex Wood pitched six strong innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to their 10th straight victory, 4-1 over the slumping Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night.
Dan Uggla had a tiebreaking RBI grounder in the 12th as the Braves beat the slumping Phillies 5-4 Saturday night.
Brian McCann and Chris Johnson hit consecutive homers in a five-run fifth inning to lead the Atlanta Braves to their eighth straight win with a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.
Former St. Joe’s pitching star AJ Holland is moving up the ranks in the Atlanta Braves minor league system.