Matt Kemp, Freddie Freeman lead Braves past Phillies 8-4

BY foxsports • September 3, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Freddie Freeman hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the ninth, Matt Kemp had four RBIs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 on Friday night.

Ender Inciarte and Adonis Garcia started the ninth with consecutive singles off closer Jeanmar Gomez (3-3). Freeman then lined a double to left to put the Braves up 5-4. Kemp followed with an RBI single past a drawn-in infield. Kemp's three-run homer in the fifth tied it at 4.

Nick Markakis added an RBI double in the ninth and Tyler Flowers had a sacrifice fly.

A.J. Ellis hit a three-run homer for the Phillies, who blew a 4-0 lead.

Braves starter Joel De La Cruz allowed four runs and six hits in five innings and remained 0-7. Mauricio Cabrera (3-0) struck out three straight batters in the eighth after allowing singles to the first two batters.

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