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             === Teheran baffles Phillies in three-hit shutout ===
 
 Philadelphia,  PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Julio Teheran pitched his first career
 shutout  to  lead the  Atlanta Braves  to a 1-0  victory over the Philadelphia
 Phillies on Wednesday.
 
 Teheran  (2-1) allowed just three hits with four strikeouts to lead the Braves
 to their fifth straight victory. Evan Gattis continued his hot play of late by
 going  a  career-high 4-for-4  with a  solo home run.  Gattis stroked two home
 runs in Monday's 9-6 win to open the series.
 
 "Julio  was  terrific to  navigate a  dominant left-hand  lineup for his first
 career  complete  game," said Braves  manager Fredi  Gonzalez. "To make it 1-0
 against that lineup in this ballpark, you can't ask for anything more."
 
 Ryan Howard, Carlos Ruiz, and Jimmy Rollins accounted for Philadelphia's three
 hits while Cliff Lee (2-2) threw a career-high 128 pitches across nine frames.
 He  surrendered  one run on  11 hits with 13  strikeouts for the Phillies, who
 have dropped two straight.
 
 The  Braves opened the scoring in the fourth. Gattis launched a solo shot that
 barely  made it  over the wall in left  field to lead off the frame. Dan Uggla
 and Chris Johnson followed up with singles before Andrelton Simmons hit into a
 double play and Teheran grounded out to end the inning.
 
 "The  pitch to  Gattis I  made a  mistake," said  Lee. "I  tried to  elevate a
 fastball. It wasn't a bad spot, but it wasn't the spot I was trying to go to."
 
 Teheran  retired  12 straight  Phillies until  Howard hit  a short dribbler to
 second and beat out Uggla's throw to first for Philadelphia's first hit of the
 night to lead off the fifth.
 
 Lee  struck  out 6-of-7 Atlanta batters  across the sixth, seventh, and eighth
 innings.  Ruiz smacked a line drive single to left with two outs in the eighth
 for  the  Phillies' second hit of  the game, but  Cody Asche lined out to left
 field to end the inning.
 
 Johnson and Simmons both hit sharp grounders for singles to lead off the ninth
 for  the Braves.  Teheran laid down a  sacrifice bunt to move the runners up a
 base.  Lee  struck out Jason Heyward  and got B.J.  Upton to fly out to strand
 runners at second and third.
 
 Teheran  stayed in to pitch the ninth. After getting Tony Gwynn and Ben Revere
 to  ground  out, he allowed  a line drive single  to Rollins, who stole second
 with  Chase Utley batting. Utley hit a sharp grounder that Uggla collected and
 threw to Freddie Freeman at first to end the game.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Braves  have homered in  every game  since being shut  out by the Mets on
 April  8, hitting  16 homers  in their  last seven  games ...  Lee struck  out
 Heyward  four times  ... This was Lee's fifth career complete-game loss. He is
 also  the first pitcher to strike out 13 batters in a 1-0 loss since he did it
 against  the  Braves on September 27,  2013 ... Johnson went 3-for-4 ... Lee's
 previous career-high pitch count was when he threw 126 on June 22, 2011 at St.
 Louis  ... Utley's 11-game hitting streak came an end after the second baseman
 went 0-for-4.
 
 04/16 22:46:33 ET