Aaron Harang vs David Buchanan Battle Sees Philadelphia Fall 3-2
Philadelphia got a 2-HR day from Marlon Byrd on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park but Atlanta still managed to defeat Philadelphia 3-2 in baseball action.
Bettors who backed the Braves were rewarded as -125 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.
Aaron Harang earned the victory for the Braves, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 2, and allowing 11 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from B.J. Upton in the win.
Philadelphia's starting pitcher David Buchanan worked 5 innings, giving up 5 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Ben Revere in a losing cause.
Philadelphia outhit their counterparts 13-7 in the game.
The game was closed out by Craig Kimbrel who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 2 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.
Next game, Atlanta takes its act home to face New York looking for another win. For Philadelphia, they head on the road to face Miami.