Phillies Hammer Braves Pitcher Bartolo Colon in 11-4 Victory Over Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) – Odubel Herrera continued his power surge with a two-run homer and two doubles, Tommy Joseph homered and drove in three runs, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 11-4 on Monday night.
Herrera became the first Philadelphia player to hit two doubles in three straight games, according to Phillies records dating back to 1913. He had three extra-base hits for the second straight game, with a homer in each one.
Aaron Altherr added a two-run shot off Eric O’Flaherty in the eighth.
Braves 44-year-old right-hander Bartolo Colon endured another rocky start, allowing eight runs.
Nick Pivetta (1-2) permitted three runs in five innings for his first major league win.
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