Seven Phillies pitchers shut down the Braves on 5 hits to take a 1 – 0 lead in the NL Division Series. Bryce Harper scored an unearned run in the top of the 4th and hit a solo homer in the 6th to lead the Phillies offense.
Harper laid off a 2 – 2 slider before working a 2 out walk in the 4th, then took 2nd on an errant pickoff throw by Spencer Strider. Bryson Stott‘s single plated the game’s first run. Strider went 7 innings, allowing 5 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 8.
Philadelphia picked up their final run in the 8th. A.J. Minter allowed a 1 out single to Trea Turner, then walked Harper and was relieved by Pierce Johnson. Stott walked to load the bases, then J.T. Realmuto was awarded first on catcher’s interference to force in the run. The Phillies stole 5 bases, although none led directly to a run.
The Phillies went to the bullpen in the 4th after the Braves got a couple of runners on against Ranger Suarez with 2 out. Jeff Hoffman walked Marcell Ozuna to load the bases, but struck out Michael Harris II to end the inning. The Braves got the tying run to the plate with nobody out in the 8th, but Matt Olson flew out to left center then Turner started a terrific double play after a diving stop of an Ozzie Albies bullet to his left.