Herrera's 2-run HR helps Phillies top Braves 5-2

Odubel Herrera hit a two-run homer, Zach Eflin pitched seven strong innings following his recall from the minors, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta 5-2 on Tuesday night to continue their season-long mastery of the Braves.

After Maikel Franco drove in Freddie Galvis with a line-drive single to right field in the fifth inning, Herrera reached down to pull a low pitch from Julio Teheran into the restaurant behind the right-field wall. Herrera had three hits, including a double.

Freddie Freeman hit a first-inning homer off Eflin, the right-hander who was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley before the game and earned his first win of the season. Eflin (1-3) allowed two runs, seven hits and one walk.

The Phillies have won 10 of 12 against Atlanta this season. They swept a four-game series against the Braves in Philadelphia on July 28-31.

Hector Neris pitched a perfect ninth for his 12th save in 15 chances.

Teheran (7-10) allowed five runs, seven hits and three walks in five innings. He has allowed a career-high 28 homers, the most in the National League.

Teheran fell to 1-8 in 12 home starts at new SunTrust Park. He is 6-2 on the road.

Nick Williams had a run-scoring double and scored on Eflin's bloop single up the middle in the fourth.

Ender Inciarte's first-inning single extended his hitting streak to 13 games.

Braves rookie shortstop Johan Camargo was hurt before the game began. He suffered a hyperextended right knee while jogging onto the field. His knee appeared to lock near the first base line as he reached down to touch the dirt or chalk.

Camargo was supported by assistant trainer Jim Lovell and third base coach Ron Washington as he returned to the dugout. An MRI was scheduled for later Tuesday night.

Jace Peterson replaced Camargo in the lineup.

Left-hander Max Fried threw two scoreless innings in his major league debut for the Braves.

There was a moment of silence before the game following the deaths of former Phillies catcher Darren Daulton and former AL MVP and manager Don Baylor, who was Atlanta's hitting coach in 1999.


Phillies: C Andrew Knapp, placed on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Friday, has a fractured bone in his right hand. The injury initially was described as a bruised hand. Manager Pete Mackanin said Knapp will miss "at least a couple weeks." ... Mackanin said OF Aaron Altherr (right hamstring strain) could miss two to three weeks in his second DL stint with the injury.

Braves: LF Matt Kemp, on the DL since July 29 with a right hamstring strain, is ready to start running and hitting. There is still no timetable on Kemp's return from his second DL stint of the season with the injury.


Phillies: RHP Jerad Eickhoff (2-7, 4.56) is 2-2 with a 1.98 ERA in 12 career starts against the Braves. He allowed three earned runs in five innings in a 14-1 loss in Atlanta on June 7.

Braves: Rookie LHP Sean Newcomb (1-6, 4.61), who is 0-4 in his last six starts, will make his second start against the Phillies. He allowed only two hits and one run in five innings and did not receive a decision in the Braves' 4-3 loss at Philadelphia on July 29.