Bohm helps Phils beat Braves 7-2, take 2 of 3 from Atlanta

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PHILADELPHIA — Alec Bohm hit a go-ahead single in a five-run fifth inning and added an RBI double in the sixth, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta 7-2 Wednesday to take two of three from the Braves.

Kyle Gibson (6-4) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings, and the Phillies (51-47) tied St. Louis for the National League’s final wild card berth, pending the Cardinals’ game at Toronto later Wednesday.

Bohm, the Phillies’ No. 7 hitter, extended his career-best hitting streak to 12 games and has consecutive multihit games for the first time since reaching the majors in 2020. He is 20-for-41 (.488) with nine RBIs during the spurt, raising his average to .293.

Errors by Charlie Morton (5-5) and second baseman Robinson Cano contributed to the Phillies’ fifth-inning rally. Atlanta entered with 40 errors, third-fewest in the majors behind Seattle (32) and St. Louis (33).

Bryson Stott walked leading off the fifth and took third when Morton bounced a pickoff attempt past first. Didi Gregorius‘ RBI grounder deflected off Cano’s glove and into right field, Odubel Herrera hit a run-scoring single and Kyle Schwarber followed with a sacrifice fly. J.T. Realmuto capped the rally with a two-run single.

Morton, 0-2 in his last three starts, allowed five runs – four earned – and six hits in five innings.

Matt Olson hit his 20th homer. a two-run drive in the sixth off the batter’s eye in center. He has five homers against the Phillies this season, including two in two days.

Atlanta has lost eight of its last nine series finales. Austin Riley went 0 for 4, ending a career-best 18-game hitting streak.

Realmuto and Darick Hall also had two hits for the Phillies, who are 42-16 when scoring four runs or more.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Braves: RHP Kirby Yates‘ rehab assignment was transferred to Triple-A Gwinnett as he returns from Tommy John surgery. The 35-year-old last pitched in the major leagues with San Diego on Aug 14, 2020.

Phillies: 2B Jean Segura was scheduled to make a second rehabilitation appearance for Triple-A Lehigh Valley at Durham on Wednesday night. Segura went 0 for 3 with a walk as a DH in his first game since breaking his right ring finger on May 31. … RHP Ryan Sherriff (left shoulder strain) made an appearance for the IronPigs Tuesday night, allowing one walk in 1 1/3 innings.

UP NEXT

Braves: RHP Kyle Wright (12-4, 2.95 ERA) starts Friday in the opener of a three-game series against visiting Arizona and LHP Madison Bumgarner (6-9, 3.71).

Phillies: RHP Zack Wheeler (8-5, 2.78) starts Thursday at Pittsburgh, which goes with RHP Zach Thompson (3-7, 4.64).

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