Missed chances plague Braves in loss to Phillies
by Charles Odum
Associated Press Sports Writer
June 17, 2014 12:35 AM | 1164 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA — Ryan Howard homered and drove in the go-ahead run in Philadelphia’s five-run 13th inning, and the Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 on Monday night.

The Braves lost in 13 innings for the second time in three days, following an 11-6 loss to the Angels on Saturday night.

Ben Revere led off the 13th win a sharp single up the middle off David Hale (2-2) before stealing second base and moving to third on Jimmy Rollins’ fly ball to right field. Following an intentional walk to Chase Utley, Howard hit a sharp grounder that took one hop past first baseman Freddie Freeman for an error as Revere scored from third.

Former Sprayberry standout Marlon Byrd followed with a run-scoring single up the middle. Howard scored on a fly ball to deep right field by Carlos Ruiz. Reid Brignac, who had three hits, added a two-run triple.

Antonio Bastardo (4-3) pitched two scoreless innings.

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