Pivetta throws 6 strong innings, Phillies beat Braves 2-0

ATLANTA (AP) - Nick Pivetta outpitched Luiz Gohara in a matchup of rookies, Mikael Franco homered to break up a scoreless tie and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta 2-0 on Sunday in the Braves' final home game of their first season at SunTrust Park.
 
Pivetta (7-10) threw six innings, allowing five hits and one walk with four strikeouts. The right-hander earned his second straight win.
 
Gohara (1-3) allowed one run on five hits and two walks in seven innings in his fourth start since his promotion from Triple-A Gwinnett.
 
Franco hit Gohara's first pitch of the fifth into the left-field seats for his 21st homer. It was Philadelphia's 167th homer of the season, a high mark for the team since hitting 224 in 2009.
 
Aaron Altherr's run-scoring double to left off A.J. Minter in the eighth stretched the lead to 2-0.
 

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