Ozuna homers during 5-run 10th inning, Braves beat Phillies 5-1 for 7th straight win

Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run homer to cap a five-run 10th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 Thursday for their seventh straight win.

The Braves swept the rain-shortened two-game series in their first appearance in Philadelphia since falling to the Phillies in four games during last year's NL Divisional Series.

Ozuna's 14th homer of the season — a long shot to deep left-center off right-hander Yunior Marte — followed a two-run single by Austin Riley after Philadelphia left fielder Kyle Schwarber misplayed a ball that would have been the third out of the inning.

Michael Harris II knocked in the other Atlanta run of the inning, scoring automatic runner Sam Hilliard on a single up the middle.

Four Braves pitchers — starter Bryce Elder, Hoby Minter, Raisel Iglesias and Nick Anderson — didn't give up an earned run in 10 innings, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out 10. Philadelphia's only run came on Alec Bohm's sacrifice fly, scoring automatic runner J.T. Realmuto in the 10th.

Elder and Philadelphia's Aaron Nola both dominated. Nola pitched six innings, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out five. In his career, the right-hander has a 3.41 ERA in 32 career starts against the Braves.

Elder went seven innings, allowing three hits while walking two and striking out five.

Atlanta had its best scoring chance in the eighth when Harris lead off with a double and advanced to third on Ronald Acuna Jr.'s fly out to right. However, shortstop Trea Turner made two stellar defensive plays — snagging Ozzie Albies' grounder and holding Harris at third for the second out with the infield drawn in, then going deep in the hole to get Ozuna at first for the final out of the inning.


Braves: C Sean Murphy pinch hit in the ninth inning on Thursday, striking out in his first appearance since tweaking his right hamstring in Saturday's win over Colorado.

Phillies: RHP Seranthony Dominguez (left oblique strain) has "felt better" since being placed on the injured list on June 16, according to manager Rob Thomson. However, he had not begun to throw, and Thomson admitted that Dominguez's past injury history will likely slow his return to the Phillies bullpen. Dominguez pitched in only one game in 2020-21 due to Tommy John surgery and missed a month late in 2022 with a triceps injury.


Braves: Travel to Cincinnati to face the NL Central-leading Reds in a three-game set. RHP AJ Smith-Shawver (1-0, 2.03 ERA) will square off against RHP Luke Weaver (1-2, 6.47 ERA) in the Friday opener.

Phillies: Will host the New York Mets in a three-game set. RHP Taijuan Walker (7-3, 4.31 ERA) will start for the Phillies against RHP Kodia Segna (6-4, 3.53).