Eickhoff shuts down Braves over 7 innings, Phillies win 5-0
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Jerad Eickhoff pitched five-hit ball over seven innings to help the Philadelphia Phillies avoid a three-game sweep and beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Sunday.
Eickhoff (2-6) won for the first time since April 13, stopping a streak of five straight losses.
Cameron Rupp homered for the Phillies, and Maikel Franco had two RBIs.
Philadelphia, a surprise success this season, faces a tougher schedule of opponents during an upcoming stretch that includes a series at Detroit and games against a pair of division leaders, the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals.
Casey Kelly (0-1) allowed three runs over five innings in his first start this season.
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