Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Mike Minor retired the final 13 batters he
faced and the Braves made a pair of early runs hold up in a 2-1 win over the
Minor (6-7) tied a season-high with nine strikeouts over eight innings and
snapped a personal two-start winless skid. In this last three appearances, the
left-hander has given up just four earned runs covering 21 innings.
Jason Heyward and Chipper Jones each knocked in a run, as Atlanta won its
fourth in a row.
Chase Utley homered in the fourth inning, but he was caught looking at strike
three from Craig Kimbrel to end the game. Kimbrel locked down his 30th save.
The Phillies, who had just four hits and none after the fourth inning, have
lost two straight following a four-game winning streak.
Joe Blanton (8-9), making his 100th start in a Phillies uniform, surrendered
four hits and the two runs over seven frames. The right-hander also had seven
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