PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Chuck James gave up one run in five innings, Kelly Johnson hit a two-run homer and the Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep with an 8-4 victory over Philadelphia on Thursday.
Atlanta is 3-0 for the first time since opening with seven straight wins in 1994, but the Phillies are 0-3 – all at home.
James (1-0) struck out five and allowed six hits. Adam Eaton (0-1) gave up eight runs – seven earned – and seven hits over 4 2-3 inning in his first start since signing a $24.5 million, three-year contract.
Reds 5, Cubs 2
CINCINNATI (AP) – Michael Barrett’s passed ball let in the tiebreaking run in the seventh as the Reds took two of three in their opening series.
Bob Howry (0-1) gave up pinch-hitter Jeff Conine’s single that tied it with two outs in the seventh, then walked Ryan Freel. Will Ohman came on and threw a wild pitch with Adam Dunn at the plate. Barrett then compounded the mistake by letting a low, sinking pitch deflect off the end of his mitt and skitter to the backstop. Scott Hatteberg added a two-run homer in the eighth off Scott Eyre.
Victor Santos (1-0) pitched out of a threat in the seventh, and David Weathers got three outs for his first save.
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