Braves Squeek Past Phillies

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Mike Minor struck out nine and combined with Craig Kimbrel on a four-hitter, Jason Heyward had two hits and drove in a run, and the Atlanta Braves edged Joe Blanton and the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 Saturday night.
Minor (6-7) allowed one run on four hits and no walks in eight innings. His nine strikeouts matched his season high. He retired the last 13 batters he faced.
The Phillies' only run came on Chase Utley's homer in the fourth.
Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth for his 30th save. Utley was caught looking at Kimbrel's 99-mph fastball for a strike to end the game.
The Braves are 6-2 against Philadelphia with five straight wins in the 2012 series.


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