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Teheran goes 7 strong, Braves beat Phillies 8-1

Julio Teheran threw seven impressive innings, Christian Bethancourt hit a go-ahead solo homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-1 Wednesday night.

Teheran (10-7) gave up one run and four hits to help Atlanta take two of three and avoid tying the Phillies for the worst record in the majors. The Braves had lost 12 in a row and 19 of 20 before coming to Philadelphia.

Michael Bourn had four of Atlanta's season-high 18 hits. Bethancourt and Hector Olivera each had three hits. The trio entered the game batting a combined .170 (37 for 218).

Phillies starter David Buchanan (2-8) allowed four runs and 10 hits in 3 1-3 innings in his first start since Aug. 11. His ERA rose to 9.11.

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