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PHILADELPHIA -- Chris Johnson drove in two runs, and rookie left-hander Alex Wood won his second straight start Sunday night as the Atlanta Braves ran their winning streak to 10 with a 4-1 victory over the skidding Philadelphia Phillies.

Atlanta swept the three-game series.

Jason Heyward reached base three times and scored twice for the National League East leaders, who scored all of their runs off Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee (10-5).

Lee, who missed his start last Saturday in Detroit with a stiff neck, allowed eight hits and four runs (three earned) in five innings to drop his third straight decision. He struck out eight and walked two.

The Phillies lost their fifth straight and their 13th in their past 14 games. That is their worst stretch since they went 1-18 between Aug. 29 and Sept. 14, 1999.

Wood (2-2), who beat Colorado for his first major league victory in his previous start, went six innings and allowed one run and two hits. He struck out three and walked two.

Luis Ayala and Scott Downs combined for two scoreless innings of relief, and Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth to earn his 34th save.

The Braves broke through in the first on Johnson's two-out, two-run single.

Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz led off the third with a blast to left that was first ruled a home run, then changed to a double after a replay review. After a sacrifice bunt by Lee, Ruiz scored on Michael Young's groundout.

B.J. Upton was also denied a homer in the fourth when his drive to right-center was changed to a double following a review. He came around to score when Jason Heyward lined a single off the scoreboard in right with two outs. Justin Upton followed with an RBI double, making it 4-1.

NOTES: Atlanta managed five hits in its 12-inning victory over the Phillies on Saturday. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that is the fewest hits for the Braves in a victory that went 12 innings or more since they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 in 13 innings on May 26, 1959, when they were still in Milwaukee. That was the game in which Pirates pitcher Harvey Haddix had a perfect game through 12 before losing it on Joe Adcock's hit in the 13th. ... Phillies All-Star OF Domonic Brown, out since July 23 with concussion-like symptoms, said he would go on a rehab assignment Monday. He hopes to return Wednesday against the Cubs. ... Braves OF Jordan Schafer, out since July 4 with a right ankle contusion, went a combined 1-for-7 Saturday and Sunday in the first two games of a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett. ... Entering Sunday's game, Philadelphia starting pitchers were just 2-13 since May 12 in appearances that fell on Saturday or Sunday. ... The Phillies again honored their 1993 National League championship team before the game. Former catcher Darren Daulton, battling brain cancer, was once more accorded a thunderous ovation. Ruben Amaro Jr., a reserve outfielder on that club who is now the general manager, was booed.
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