Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Cody Asche hit a two-run homer in the seventh to back eight dominant innings from Cliff Lee, as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves, 2-1, in the opener of a three-game series.
Lee (12-6) gave up one run on two hits while striking out 10 for the Phillies, who snapped a two-game skid.
Andrelton Simmons hit a homer for the Braves, who have dropped two straight since a two-game winning streak.
Mike Minor (13-6) took the hard-luck loss after giving up two runs on four hits while striking out nine over seven innings. The left-hander suffered his first loss since July 21.
09/06 21:28:00 ET
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