The Philadelphia Phillies lost their second straight game to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night, this time by a final score of 2-1.
Both teams did most of their damage in the early innings of the game. Atlanta struck first with a sacrifice fly by third baseman Chipper Jones that scored left fielder Martin Prado. Two innings later, right fielder Jason Heyward's RBI single made it 2-0 in favor of the Braves.
The Phillies got the score to 2-1 in the fourth inning after a solo home run by second baseman Chase Utley, but couldn't muster another run against starting pitcher Mike Minor and closer Craig Kimbrel.
Philadelphia did receive a quality start from pitcher Joe Blanton, who earned the loss but played seven innings, allowing four hits and two earned runs while striking out seven. His record now sits at 8-9 overall.
Philadelphia's record falls to 45-56, while Atlanta improves to 56-44. The third and final game of the series will be played Sunday at 1:35 p.m. Eastern Time.
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