Teheran finally shines at SunTrust, Braves beat Phillies 2-1

ATLANTA (AP) Julio Teheran found his go-to slider for the first time since the Braves moved into their new home last season.

Teheran outpitched Aaron Nola for a rare night of success at SunTrust Park and Atlanta snapped the Philadelphia Phillies' six-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory Monday night.

Teheran (1-1) allowed one run, five hits and three walks with nine strikeouts in six innings. He began the night 3-10 with a 6.20 ERA and 21 homers allowed in 19 starts at the Braves' second-year stadium, but Teheran kept the Phillies guessing.

''I used a lot of my slider and my fastball,'' Teheran said. ''I was thinking first strike and I was doing really good. Whenever I throw a first-pitch strike, it's different then. That's something I've really been working on.''

Teheran has been trying for two years to make his slider the swing-and-missing offering that used to bolster his repertoire. He recalled Monday that hitters used to swing through it, even when they know it was coming.

''It's easy whenever you have a pitch like that that you can throw in there and you have the confidence to throw it 3-2,'' Teheran said. ''That's something I did a lot. It was an advantage for me.''

After setup man A.J. Minter escaped a shaky eighth, Atlanta became the last team in the majors to record a save as closer Arodys Vizcaino retired two of the first three batters he faced and ended it on Carlos Santana's groundout.

Nola (1-1) gave up four hits, two runs and two walks in six innings. The Phillies' 24-year-old ace struck out two in a solid outing that wasn't good enough for a right-hander who has held opponents to a .182 average over his last six starts dating to Sept. 13.

''Teheran threw a good game,'' Nola said. ''I think all their pitchers did. It was one nights where obviously in low-scoring games are hard-fought for both teams.''

Kurt Suzuki's sacrifice fly in the fourth inning scored Ozzie Albies to put the Braves up 2-1. Suzuki hit the ball to shallow center field, where Odubel Herrera pulled up to let strong-armed right fielder Aaron Altherr make the play. Albies' beat Altherr's throw with a headfirst slide, and the 5-foot-8 second baseman's helmet flew off as he dashed past catcher Jorge Alfaro's tag attempt.

''I wasn't seeing the play happen because the third baseman was in front of me,'' Albies said. ''When I saw one of them was confused, I said, `I'm going.'''

Albies went 2 for 3 and is hitting .426 in 47 at-bats since beginning his first full season 2 for 20.

The Phillies were trying for their first seven-game winning streak since Sept. 5-12, 2012.

Herrera's first homer of the season made it 1-0 in the first. Atlanta made it 1-1 in the bottom half of the inning when Ender Inciate walked, stole second, advanced to third on Albies' single and scored on a double-play grounder by Freddie Freeman.

Teheran stranded a runner in scoring position in the third, fourth and sixth innings with a strikeout each.

He improved to 9-6 with a 3.43 ERA in 20 career starts and one relief appearance against Philadelphia.

TIMETABLE UNCLEAR FOR ACUNA

Atlanta seems in no hurry for OF Ronald Acuna to make his debut. Acuna, rated the No. 2 overall prospect by MLB.com , is hitting .152 with no homers and no RBIs in 33 at-bats at Triple-A Gwinnett. Manager Brian Snitker said he likes what the team has gotten from LF Preston Tucker, who began the night hitting .300 with three homers and 12 RBIs, so the 20-year-old Acuna may not get called up during this seven-game homestand.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: RHP Mark Leiter Jr. threw his first bullpen session since landing on the disabled list March 29 with a right forearm strain. ... RHP Pat Neshek, 10 days after taking a cortisone shot to help a right shoulder strain, played catch. ... RHP Tommy Hunter will throw a simulated game in extended spring training Tuesday and could be activated in a couple of days.

Braves: C Tyler Flowers, on the DL since March 30 with a left oblique strain, took a day off from hitting, but he did some defensive work. Snitker said Flowers is still a day or two away from taking live batting practice. ... 3B Johan Camargo, sidelined since March 13 with a right oblique strain, has homered in three of the last five games with Triple-A Gwinnett, but he'll stay there at least through this week with 3B Ryan Flaherty leading the NL with a .366 batting average.

UP NEXT

Phillies: RHP Nick Pivetta (1-0) has a 2.70 ERA in three starts this season. He is 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA in three career starts against Atlanta.

Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (1-1) has a 2.93 ERA in three starts this season. He is 3-2 with a 4.39 ERA in seven career starts and one relief appearance against the Phillies.

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  • W: J. Teheran (1-1)L: A. Nola (1-1)S: A. Vizcaino (1)
  • HR: PHI - O. Herrera (1)
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  • b-struck out for Alfaro in the 9th
  • c-popped out for Nola in the 7th
  • d-singled for Arano in the 9th
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    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Hoskins (6)
    • HR - O. Herrera
    • RBI - O. Herrera (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - O. Herrera (2)
    BATTING
    • SF - K. Suzuki
    • SH - J. Teheran (2)
    • RBI - K. Suzuki (4)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - E. Inciarte (5)
    FIELDING
    • DP - J. Crawford, C. Santana
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - N. Markakis
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Nola (L, 1-1)6.04221202.220.9510.0
    V. Arano2.00000100.000.006.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Nola (L, 1-1)6.0
    V. Arano2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Teheran (W, 1-1)6.05113915.401.6523.5
    S. Carle (H, 2)0.20001001.590.97-1.0
    A. Minter (H, 2)1.10002100.000.961.5
    A. Vizcaino (S, 1)1.01000102.351.439.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Teheran (W, 1-1)6.0
    S. Carle (H, 2)0.2
    A. Minter (H, 2)1.1
    A. Vizcaino (S, 1)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 85-53, V. Arano 14-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 8-7, V. Arano 4-1
    • Batters Faced - A. Nola 22, V. Arano 6
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Teheran 96-61, S. Carle 14-7, A. Minter 24-13, A. Vizcaino 17-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Teheran 3-5, A. Minter 1-2, A. Vizcaino 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Teheran 25, S. Carle 3, A. Minter 6, A. Vizcaino 4
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    C. Santana 1B40000112.143.250.304.5540.5
    O. Herrera CF41211000.340.397.491.8877.0
    R. Hoskins LF10100300.341.508.6141.1225.0
    A. Altherr RF30000114.077.217.231.4480.5
    J. Crawford SS30200001.205.262.410.6722.0
    a- P. Florimon PH-SS10000012.200.273.300.573-0.5
    M. Franco 3B40000035.214.271.429.699-1.5
    J. Alfaro C30000012.200.282.286.568-0.5
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    • a-struck out for Crawford in the 8th
    • b-struck out for Alfaro in the 9th
    • c-popped out for Nola in the 7th
    • d-singled for Arano in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    P. Bourjos LF00000000.150.190.200.3900.0
    D. Swanson SS30000020.339.371.542.913-1.0
    R. Flaherty 3B30100000.364.451.455.9061.0
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    L. Adams RF10000000.267.421.467.8880.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Hoskins (6)
      • HR - O. Herrera
      • RBI - O. Herrera (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - O. Herrera (2)
      BATTING
      • SF - K. Suzuki
      • SH - J. Teheran (2)
      • RBI - K. Suzuki (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - E. Inciarte (5)
      FIELDING
      • DP - J. Crawford, C. Santana
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - N. Markakis
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Nola (L, 1-1)6.04221202.220.9510.0
      V. Arano2.00000100.000.006.5
      Total8.0422130---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Nola (L, 1-1)6.0
      V. Arano2.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Teheran (W, 1-1)6.05113915.401.6523.5
      S. Carle (H, 2)0.20001001.590.97-1.0
      A. Minter (H, 2)1.10002100.000.961.5
      A. Vizcaino (S, 1)1.01000102.351.439.5
      Total9.06116111---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Teheran (W, 1-1)6.0
      S. Carle (H, 2)0.2
      A. Minter (H, 2)1.1
      A. Vizcaino (S, 1)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 85-53, V. Arano 14-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 8-7, V. Arano 4-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Nola 22, V. Arano 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Teheran 96-61, S. Carle 14-7, A. Minter 24-13, A. Vizcaino 17-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Teheran 3-5, A. Minter 1-2, A. Vizcaino 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Teheran 25, S. Carle 3, A. Minter 6, A. Vizcaino 4
      • 4TH INNING
        Suzuki hit sacrifice fly to right, Albies scored12
      • 1ST INNING
        Freeman grounded into double play shortstop to first, Inciarte scored, Albies out at second11
        Herrera homered to center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Arodys Vizcaino relieved A.J. Minter
        • Andrew Knapp hit for Jorge Alfaro
        • A. Knapp: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
        • Nick Williams hit for Victor Arano
        • N. Williams: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Williams singled to right
        • S. Kingery: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Kingery popped out to first
        • C. Santana: Foul, Santana grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Peter Bourjos in left
        • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Herrera lined out to right
        • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked
        • A. Altherr: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Altherr walked, Hoskins to second
        • Pedro Florimon hit for J.P. Crawford
        • P. Florimon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Florimon struck out swinging
        • M. Franco: Franco grounded into fielder's choice to third, Altherr out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • V. Arano Pitching:
        • R. Flaherty: Flaherty grounded out to first
        • L. Adams: Adams grounded bunt out to pitcher
        • E. Inciarte: Inciarte lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Shane Carle relieved Julio Teheran
        • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Alfaro fouled out to right
        • Cesar Hernandez hit for Aaron Nola
        • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hernandez popped out to shortstop
        • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kingery walked
        • Lane Adams in right
        • A.J. Minter pitching
        • C. Santana: Strike (foul tip), Santana lined out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Victor Arano pitching
        • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Suzuki grounded out to shortstop
        • P. Tucker: Ball, Strike looking, Tucker grounded out to third
        • D. Swanson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hoskins doubled to right
        • A. Altherr: Ball, Altherr popped out to first
        • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Crawford flied out to center
        • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Nola Pitching:
        • O. Albies: Albies fouled out to third
        • F. Freeman: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Freeman lined out to center
        • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Markakis popped out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kingery grounded out to third
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Santana flied out to center
        • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Herrera flied out to center
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Nola Pitching:
        • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Swanson flied out to center
        • R. Flaherty: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Flaherty singled to center
        • J. Teheran: Ball, Teheran hit sacrifice bunt to third, Flaherty to second
        • E. Inciarte: Inciarte grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • J. Crawford: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Crawford singled to left
        • M. Franco: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Franco struck out on foul tip
        • J. Alfaro: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Alfaro grounded out to pitcher, Crawford to second
        • A. Nola: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Nola struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Nola Pitching:
        • O. Albies: Foul, Ball, Albies singled to center
        • F. Freeman: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Freeman walked, Albies to second
        • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Markakis reached on fielder's choice to second, Albies to third, Freeman out at second
        • K. Suzuki: Suzuki hit sacrifice fly to right, Albies scored
        • P. Tucker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Tucker struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • S. Kingery: Ball, Kingery flied out to center
        • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Santana walked
        • O. Herrera: Ball, Herrera singled to right, Santana to third, Herrera out at second
        • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked
        • A. Altherr: Foul, Strike looking, Foul tip, Altherr struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Nola Pitching:
        • R. Flaherty: Foul, Flaherty flied out to left
        • J. Teheran: Teheran grounded out to pitcher
        • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Inciarte grounded out to first
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Crawford reached on an infield single to third
        • M. Franco: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
        • J. Alfaro: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
        • A. Nola: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Nola struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Nola Pitching:
        • K. Suzuki: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Suzuki grounded out to third
        • P. Tucker: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Tucker grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Swanson: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • O. Herrera: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Herrera homered to center
        • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked
        • A. Altherr: Altherr grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Nola Pitching:
        • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Foul, Inciarte singled to right
        • O. Albies: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Inciarte stole second, Foul, Ball, Albies reached on an infield single to shortstop, Inciarte to third
        • F. Freeman: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Freeman grounded into double play shortstop to first, Inciarte scored, Albies out at second
        • N. Markakis: Ball, Markakis flied out to center
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)