Morgan throws 7 strong innings as Phillies beat Braves 3-2

By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) – Adam Morgan allowed only one run in seven innings, Mikael Franco homered and the Philadelphia Phillies held off Atlanta 3-2 on Tuesday night to extend the Braves’ home misery.

Morgan (1-0) matched the longest start of his career, allowing four hits and one walk.

Franco hit his seventh homer off Matt Wisler (1-3) to lead off the eighth.

Freddie Freeman led off the ninth with his fifth homer off Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez. Gomez gave up a two-out single to Kelly Johnson before ending the game on Reid Brignac’s fly ball to center field for his 12th save.

The Braves (7-24) own the majors’ worst record and are 1-16 at Turner Field.

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