Williams Perez shuts down Phillies again, Braves win 2-0

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Williams Perez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, May 21, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Williams Perez took a two-hitter into the seventh, helping the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Saturday for just their second series win this season.

On a cold, rainy afternoon, Perez (2-1) celebrated his 25th birthday with another dominant performance against the Phillies. He gave up two hits, walked one and struck out in 6 1/3 innings The right-hander beat Philadelphia in his first start this season, allowing one run and two hits in eight innings on May 11. Four of his nine career wins are against the Phillies.

Three relievers finished off the two-hitter. Arodys Vizcaino earned his fifth save in six tries.

Philadelphia lefty Adam Morgan (1-2) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings.

Ender Inciarte lined an RBI double to left-center to give the Braves a 1-0 lead in the fourth. Erick Aybar's sacrifice fly made it 2-0.