Worley scuffles as Braves down Phillies

PBR - Vance Worley surrendered four runs on six hits and failed to get past the third inning as the Braves beat the Phillies 6-1 on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park.

Worley had pitched 3 2/3 innings or fewer just twice in his previous 41 starts.

Vance Worley - PhilliesThe Braves jumped ahead with three runs in the third with a Freedie Freeman two-run double highlighting the frame. 

John Mayberry Jr. collected the Phillies' lone run with a solo shot in the fourth. 

Ben Sheets tossed 7 1/3 innings to claim the victory, improving his record to 4-1. Brian McCann and Dan Uggla chipped in with two hits each and every position player in the Braves' lineup collected at least a hit.

The loss knocked the Phillies to 13 1/2 games behind the Wild Card leader. The contest also marked the end of a sellout streak at Citizens Bank Park of 257 games dating back to July 6, 2009.

The two clubs resume their three-game set on Tuesday with Cole Hamels scheduled to face Mike Minor.

- Patrick Gordon  is the editor of the Philadelphia Baseball Review. Contact him at pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com or @Philabaseball on Twitter.

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