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Hern ndez delivers 2-run single, Phillies rally in 9th

Hern ndez delivers 2-run single, Phillies rally in 9th
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Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Atlanta Braves' Josh Donaldson, left, watches his three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb (15) goes to his knees after being hit in the head with a line drive by Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto, right, as Realmuto makes his way to base on a ground-rule double and injury delay during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. Newcombe came out of the game. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Atlanta Braves' Austin Riley watches his home run during a the second inning of baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper lets a fly ball off the bat of Atlanta Braves' Josh Donaldson come out of his glove allowing a single during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Nola pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper catches a fly ball off the bat of Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Philadelphia Phillies' Jay Bruce (23) is out at home plate after being tagged by Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers, left, while trying to score on a line drive double to right field by Scott Kingery during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Atlanta Braves' pitcher Sean Newcomb pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Philadelphia Phillies' Scott Kingery, right, kneels at the plate after getting caught stealing home by Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers, left, during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (10) pauses as Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman checks on him after he was injured with Freeman batting during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. Realmuto remained in the game. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Philadelphia Phillies' Scott Kingery runs to second base during his two-run line drive double to right field in the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson is hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Atlanta Braves' Josh Donaldson (20) celebrates at home plate with Freddie Freeman after his three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Williams, right, cannot beat the throw from Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers to first baseman Freddie Freeman, left, for an out during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Hern ndez delivers 2-run single, Phillies rally in 9th

ATLANTA (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies got the ninth-inning elixir they needed after a tough outcome a night earlier.

"There's a lot that went on that could've pushed us to not give the kind of effort that we gave," manager Gabe Kapler said. "A really impressive, heartfelt win by our club, a cohesive team win today. It was great."

C sar Hern ndez singled in two runs off Luke Jackson in the ninth inning, and Philadelphia rallied from a one-run deficit to snap the Atlanta Braves' eight-game winning streak with a 6-5 victory on Saturday night.

It was a big comeback for the Phillies, who looked poised to lose for the fifth time in six games and fall 3 games behind their rivals in the NL East race. Philadelphia has dealt with rampant injuries this season and had starters Jay Bruce and J.T. Realmuto leave during the game.

Braves starter Sean Newcomb had a scary moment in the third when he was struck on the back of the head by Realmuto's ground-rule double. He walked off the field under his own power.

"Right away I felt pretty good," Newcomb said. "I was with it the whole time. I remember the whole play and all that kind of stuff. I knew I was pretty good as far as that went. Obviously I got squared up in the head. A little sore."

Jackson (3-2) blew his sixth save in 16 chances as Scott Kingery singled and advanced to third when the closer fielded Sean Rodr guez's sacrifice bunt and errantly threw to first. Both runners scored easily on Hern ndez's single into left.

Hern ndez hit his seventh homer in the fourth to put the Phillies up 4-2.

Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer in the fifth off Phillies starter Aaron Nola to put Atlanta up 5-4. The Braves were getting big cheers from the sellout crowd of 43,593, the largest yet in three seasons at SunTrust Park, until the ninth.

H ctor Neris, who took the loss on Brian McCann's two-run single Friday night, earned his 15th save in 16 chances in the bottom half of the inning, retiring Ronald Acu a Jr., Dansby Swanson and Freddie Freeman in order.

"It kind of shows you what our team is capable of doing," Bruce said. "We have a chance to win the series tomorrow, so it was a big win for us and good bounce-back game."

Edubray Ramos (1-0) faced four batters in the eighth to earn the victory.

The Phillies scored three times to take a 3-1 lead in the third against Touki Toussaint before Atlanta made it 3-2 in the third when Acu a singled, advanced to second on right fielder Bryce Harper's fielding error and scored from third on a groundout.

Nola allowed five runs, six hits, two walks and struck out four in 4 1/3 innings. He has a 7.71 ERA over his last three starts.

Atlanta led 1-0 on Austin Riley's 11th homer in 29 career games in the second.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: Bruce said he's been dealing with left hamstring tightness for a couple of days and likely won't be in the lineup Sunday after leaving in the fourth. ... Realmuto left the game in the sixth after feeling nauseous when he was hurt in the fifth as Freeman's foul tip glanced off his glove and smacked the catcher's upper left leg. ... Oft-injured OF Roman Quinn was hit in the shoulder by a pitch in a rehab game Friday with Double-A Reading. He has discomfort finishing his swing, but Kapler said the latest ailment is not serious.

KEUCHEL

Braves starter Dallas Keuchel received no decision in his last minor league start, allowing three runs, 11 hits and one walk with four strikeouts in seven innings with Double-A Mississippi, and is expected to join the Atlanta rotation next week. He will likely make his 2019 debut Friday at Washington.

UP NEXT

Phillies: Kapler has yet to decide who will start the series finale, but RHP Cole Irvin (2-1, 5.48) is a possibility.

Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (1-5, 6.02 ERA) is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in his last three starts and has allowed 15 homers in nine starts, a span of 49 1/3 innings.

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