Ervin Santana vs Fausto Carmona Battle Sees Philadelphia Fall 9-6
Evan Gattis swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 3 runs as his Braves defeated Philadelphia 9-6 at Citizens Bank Park.
Atlanta was favored by -125 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Luis Avilan earned the victory for the Braves, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 1, walking 1, and allowing 4 hits and 5 earned runs. That effort was supported by 5 RBIs from Dan Uggla in the win.
Philadelphia's starting pitcher Fausto Carmona worked 6 innings, giving up 4 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Chase Utley in a losing cause.
Atlanta enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-8 advantage in hits.
David Carpenter pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.