PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jerad Eickhoff pitched neatly into the eighth inning, Odubel Herrera and Maikel Franco hit two-run homers and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Monday.
Eickhoff (6-9) gave up two runs and five hits, striking out eight in 7 2/3 innings to win for the fourth time in five decisions.
After sweeping three games in Arizona and taking two of three from the defending World Series champion Royals, the Phillies didn’t let up against the worst team in the NL.
They jumped on Joel De La Cruz (0-2) in the second inning. Six extra-base hits led to a season-high seven runs in the inning.
Cameron Rupp and Tommy Joseph hit doubles. Cesar Hernandez ripped an RBI triple. Herrera hit one out to deep right-center for his 10th homer. After Peter Bourjos hit a double, Franco hit his 15th homer to left-center to make it 7-1.
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