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Date of game: 7/20/2014

Recap: Atlanta vs. Philadelphia

Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tommy La Stella hit a three-run double to back a solid start from Alex Wood as the Atlanta Braves thumped the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-2, in the rubber match of a three-game series at Turner Field.

Wood (7-7) scattered three hits and struck out eight without a walk in six innings. He retired the last 13 batters he faced.

Chris Johnson belted a two-run homer for Atlanta, which has won five of its last seven games and remains a percentage point behind Washington for the NL East lead.

John Mayberry Jr. and Marlon Byrd homered for the Phillies, while starter Kyle Kendrick (4-10) was dinged for six runs on five hits over five frames.

"I was just trying to be too fine," said Kendrick. "After I gave up some runs, I was trying to be too fine. I wasn't being aggressive enough. This has been a tough year for me and I don't know why."

Mayberry staked the Phillies to a lead that quickly evaporated as Johnson answered Mayberry's second-inning blast with one of his own.

Justin Upton led off the Atlanta second with a double. A retreating Byrd had the ball go off his glove at the warning track in right. One out later, Johnson drove a pitch from Kendrick over the center-field wall.

"We kind of jumped on them early a little bit, which was nice because it was the deciding game of the series," said Johnson. "Our goal is to win every series. It was a good series and now we'll move on and try to do it again."

Kendrick's command was erratic in the third. He hit two batters and issued two walks, the second to Jason Heyward with the bases loaded. La Stella cleared them with his two-out double to the gap in right-center field.

Rain halted play prior to the start of the bottom of the sixth. After a one hour and 39 minute delay, Atlanta immediately extended its lead.

Philadelphia reliever Mario Hollands walked four straight batters after striking out La Stella to begin the sixth. Freddie Freeman produced another run with a bloop single to left, snapping an 0-for-14 stretch.

The Phillies had the bases loaded with no outs in the eighth, but David Hale got through the inning unscathed.

Byrd led off the ninth with a shot to left-center field.

Game Notes

Atlanta was 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position ... Byrd, Grady Sizemore and Koyie Hill each had two hits for Philadelphia.

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