Julio Teheran allowed three runs in 4.2 innings and Kyle Kendrick shut the Braves down over five innings as the Phillies evened the series with a 3-0 win.
Teheran allowed three runs on four hits in 4.2 innings in his major league debut, walking two and striking out one. He struggled through first-game jitters that resulted in a lack of command, as his fastball was grooved on more than one occasion and his changeup was often forced with little effect.
Teheran threw 86 pitches, 51 for strikes. He induced five groundouts to three flyouts.
Kendrick pitched five shutout innings on two hits, walking one and striking out three. He threw just 69 pitches, but being his first start, he was pretty limited in pitch count. He induced four groundouts to five flyouts.
The Phillies scored their first run in the second inning on a groundout RBI by Pete Orr. Ryan Howard hit a solo homer in the fourth. Shane Victorino tripled in a run in the fifth for the third Philly run.
The Phillies had just five hits, as did the Braves, and Atlanta actually had more at-bats with runners in scoring position.
J.C. Romero, Michael Stutes, Antonio Bastardo and Ryan Madson each pitched a scoreless inning for the Phillies. Scott Linebrink, George Sherrill and Cory Gearrin combined to keep the Phillies scoreless after Teheran left.
For more on the series, Braves fans check out Talking Chop and Phillies fans check out The Good Phight.