ATLANTA — Julio Teheran can’t explain the dramatic gap between his home success and road struggles.
It’s a gap which seems to widen with every start.
Juan Uribe hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning, Teheran threw seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night.
Teheran (6-4) allowed one unearned run and seven hits in seven innings. He improved to 5-0 with a 2.04 ERA in eight starts at Turner Field. He is 1-4 with a 7.40 ERA in nine road starts.
“It’s one of those things you can’t explain,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “Maybe we’ll fly him in the day of his (road) start. Maybe if he sleeps in his bed, that’ll help.”
Teheran has given up six runs in each of his last two road starts, including an 8-4 loss at Pittsburgh on Saturday.
“I wish I could take this feeling and bring it with me,” Teheran said. “I don’t know what’s going on. I’m just happy I did my job today.”
Uribe pulled Adam Morgan’s first pitch in the seventh over the 380-foot sign in left field. It was one of the few mistakes for Morgan, a rookie left-hander who also gave up a second-inning homer to Jonny Gomes.
Morgan (1-1), who grew up in the Atlanta area, gave up two runs and five hits in seven innings. He said it was strange hearing the familiar Tomahawk Chop chanted by fans against him.
“I knew it was coming,” Morgan said. “I kind of prepared myself for it. It was kind of cool. I kind of hummed along with it.”
The Phillies have lost five straight and eight of nine.
The Braves, coming off a series win over the Washington Nationals, have won three straight.
Jim Johnson gave up a leadoff single to Freddy Galvis in the ninth before Cameron Rupp hit into a double play. Ben Revere singled up the middle before Odubel Herrera ended the game with a fly ball to left field as Johnson earned his fifth save. Closer Jason Grilli was unavailable after pitching in the previous two games,
The Phillies’ run came in the second, when Morgan reached on second baseman Jace Peterson’s throwing error and scored on Cesar Hernandez’s single to right. Morgan initially was awarded a hit — which would have been the first of his career — before a scoring change made the run unearned.
A video review — and hustle by Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons — helped Teheran in the seventh. Rupp singled past Uribe at third base. The ball bounced into foul territory as Rupp ran for second. Simmons beat Gomes, the left fielder, to the ball and threw to Peterson, who made the tag as Rupp slid into second.
Rupp was called safe before the call was overturned following the review which lasted 2 minutes, 22 seconds.
Braves RHP Arodys Vizcaino is eligible to be recalled as early as Saturday following his completion of an 80-game suspension for a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozololfor. He was activated to Triple-A Gwinnett’s roster on Friday.
Vizcaino could add a power arm to Atlanta’s bullpen. He was acquired from the Cubs in an offseason trade for 2B Tommy La Stella.
Phillies: RHP Jerome Williams (left hamstring strain) and RHP Aaron Harang (left foot plantar fasciitis) are with the team in Atlanta but won’t join the West Coast trip next week. Williams could start a rehab assignment while Harang is expected to have treatment in Philadelphia.
Braves: The cramping and dehydration that forced LHP Manny Banuelos to leave Thursday night’s start after 5 2-3 strong innings against the Nationals are not new problems for pitchers in Atlanta’s heat and humidity. Gonzalez said former Braves starter Tim Hudson had to make adjustments, including extra fluids the night before a start. Banuelos had cramping in his calf and hand in his major league debut but should be fine for his next start.
Phillies: RHP Kevin Correia will try again for his first win in 2015. He is 0-2 with a 3.60 ERA in four starts this year and 5-8 with a 4.90 ERA in 25 career games, including 16 starts, against Atlanta.
Braves: LHP Alex Wood, who won 2-1 at Pittsburgh in his last start, will look to improve his 5-5 mark. He is 2-2 with a 2.61 ERA in his career against the Phillies.