Phillies finish on high note with win over Braves

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Phillies finish on high note with win over Braves
Phillies finish on high note with win over Braves

Cesar Hernandez's first-pitch home run set the tone and eight Philadelphia pitchers scattered four total hits as the Phillies defeated the visiting Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park in both teams' regular-season finale. The loss cost Atlanta (90-72), the National League East champions, a chance at the second seed in the playoffs. The Braves will continue their campaign against either Los Angeles or Colorado (who will have a one-game playoff on Monday to decide the NL West champion) on the road on Thursday. The Phillies (80-82) won for the second consecutive game after they had dropped nine straight outings to fall out of contention for the NL East title and into third place behind

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