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Game: Atlanta Braves (951) @ Philadelphia Phillies (952)
Time: Tuesday 09/08 7:05 PM Eastern
Pick: Atlanta +137 (moneyline)
Philadelphia has a losing home record and Atlanta took advantage yesterday with a 7-2 win as a dog. Cuban third baseman Hector Olivera delivered a two-run double and two-run homer Monday for his first extra-base hits in the majors. The Braves bring up righty Ryan Weber from Triple-A, so the Phillies have never seen him. Weber went 6-3 with a 2.21 ERA at Gwinnett, and has made three straight starts, allowing a combined five runs over 16 innings. Philadelphia is on a 3-9 run at home and 17-41 following a loss. The Phillies have dropped five straight games while allowing the opposition to score 38 runs. In yesterday’s loss only 15,125 fans showed up, the smallest crowd in the 12-year history of Citizens Bank Park. Phillies starter Aaron Nola (4.02 ERA) is coming off the shortest outing of his brief major-league career, giving up six runs and nine hits over four innings against the New York Mets. The Phillies are 4-9 as a favorite, so grab the dog again and take Atlanta.