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Wood's tosses CG but Braves lose 1-0 to Phillies

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 17, 2014 at 3:49 pm •  Published: April 17, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After his first career complete game, Alex Wood was upset with his performance at the plate.

Ben Revere's RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday afternoon.

A.J. Burnett tossed three-hit ball over seven innings to outpitch Wood (2-2). Atlanta's Julio Teheran beat Cliff Lee 1-0 less than 24 hours earlier.

Wood became the 10th Braves starter in the first 15 games this year to allow one run or none. The lefty gave up eight hits and fanned seven, going the distance for the first time in 15 career starts.

But Wood failed to execute a sacrifice bunt with a runner on second and no outs in the eighth.

"I think I lost the game for us in the eighth inning by not getting the bunt down," Wood said. "That's inexcusable. I thought I threw the ball well."

Still, Wood was excellent on the mound.

"You can't ask for anything more out of him," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He did a terrific job. A.J. was pretty good, too."

Dominic Brown led off the bottom of the eighth with a single. He advanced to second on a sacrifice and scored on Revere's hit up the middle.

"He probably didn't want to hang a curveball to Revere," Gonzalez said.

Antonio Bastardo (2-1) worked the eighth and Jonathan Papelbon finished off the four-hitter with a perfect ninth for his fourth save in five tries.

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg successfully challenged a call in the fifth inning when Andrelton Simmons was ruled out trying to steal second base. Simmons overslid the bag on a headfirst dive, and reached back to touch the base as shortstop Jimmy Rollins lunged to tag him. The replay showed Rollins tagged Simmons before he got his hand in safely.

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