Jonny Venters, who had been unscored upon this season, gave up two runs in the eighth to break a 2-2 tie, and the Phillies got a win where the Braves were in position to steal one from Cole Hamels. Maybe Durbin should have pitched.
The Phillies got two runs off of Brandon Beachy in the fourth, coming on a two-out double with two men on after Beachy retired the first ten men in order. Brian McCann cut the lead in half with a solo homer in the fourth, and Freddie Freeman scored on a Juan Francisco sac fly in the sixth to tie it.
Venters didn’t have it. After allowing a double and a single to start the eighth, the first run scored on a strikeout/wild pitch, and the next run on a single. Kris Medlen came in to put out the fire but it was too late. The Braves got two hits in the bottom of the inning but a double play was in-between them, and they didn’t do anything in the ninth.