Braves extend win streak to 8 games

Justin Upton's HR lifts Braves past Nationals 3-2 (Image 1)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Brian McCann and Chris Johnson hit consecutive homers in a five-run fifth inning to lead the Atlanta Braves to their eighth straight win with a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.
McCann's two-run shot gave the Braves a 4-2 lead just two batters after Justin Upton tied it on an RBI single. McCann's 16th homer gave the Braves a 5-2 lead.
Johnson extended his hitting streak to 11 games with his seventh homer. He also had a seventh-inning double to extend his streak of multihit games to eight games. It is the most for any Braves player since the franchise moved to Atlanta in 1966.
Kris Medlen (8-10) earned the victory, going six innings while giving up six hits and four runs, including three solo homers. He struck out eight and walked one.
Darin Ruf, Delmon Young and Chase Utley homered for Philadelphia, which has lost 11 of 13 since the All-Star break.

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