Bohm helps Phils beat Braves 7-2, take 2 of 3 from Atlanta

by | Jul 27, 2022 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA — Alec Bohm hit a go-ahead single in a five-run fifth inning and added an RBI double in the sixth, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta 7-2 Wednesday to take two of three from the Braves.Kyle Gibson (6-4) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings, and the Phillies (51-47) tied St. Louis for the National League’s final wild card berth, pending the Cardinals’ game at Toronto later Wednesday.“This is a competitive year and we’ve battled back and forth all the way along,” Bohm said. “It’s going to be an exciting finish here.”“This was definitely big for us,” said catcher J.T. Realmuto, who was 2-for-4 with two RBIs on Wednesday. “The Cubs series didn’t go as planned. But it was good to win this series and beat a really good team in this division.”Bohm, the Phillies’ No. 7 hitter, extended his career-best hitting streak to 12 games and has consecutive multihit games for the first time since reaching the majors in 2020. He is 20-for-41 (.488) with a 1.218 OPS and nine RBIs during the spurt, raising his average to .293.Errors by Charlie Morton (5-5) …

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