Strider, Rosario power Braves to 13-1 rout of Phillies

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Spencer Strider (65) delivers in the first inning of a baseball...
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Spencer Strider (65) delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)(John Bazemore | AP)
Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 11:58 PM EDT
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(AP) -Spencer Strider struck out a career-high 13 in six-plus innings, Eddie Rosario tied a career high with five RBIs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 13-1 for their fourth straight win.

The defending World Series champions are 40-14 since June 1, the best record in the majors over that span. They moved within 2½ games of the NL East-leading New York Mets.

Philadelphia, which dropped to 10-32 when scoring three runs or fewer, entered 34-18 since June 1, the fourth-best record in the majors over that span, and on a five-game winning streak. The Phillies were coming off an 18-hit performance in Sunday’s 8-2 win at Pittsburgh but were held to four hits by the Braves.

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