Perez shines as Braves beat Phillies 5-1, end home drought
Atlanta Braves Williams Perez delivers a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Turner Field on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
ATLANTA (AP) Williams Perez allowed only two hits and one run in eight innings, Freddie Freeman homered and the Atlanta Braves finally claimed just their second home win by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Wednesday night.
Perez (1-0), recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett before the game, did not walk a batter while matching his longest start in the majors. He allowed no baserunners through four innings before Ryan Howard led off the fifth with a homer.
Perez faced only one batter over the minimum. The only other hit he allowed was a one-out single in the eighth by Freddy Galvis. Pinch-hitter Darin Ruf then hit into a double play.
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The Braves ended their streaks of five straight losses overall and 11 straight at home. Perez also started, but did not earn the win, in Atlanta's only other home victory on April 19.