Phillies bats go silent behind Cristopher Sánchez, as Braves clinch NL East title

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Cristopher Sánchez was not given an easy assignment on Wednesday night, in the Phillies 4-1 loss. The Braves lead the sport in runs, home runs, batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. There is no respite in their lineup. They are relentless. But despite that, the 26-year-old lefty showed some poise. He made sure the Braves didn’t gain too much momentum. He allowed a two-run home run to Austin Riley in the first inning and retired the next six batters he faced. He allowed a sacrifice fly to Riley in the third, and an RBI double to Kevin Pillar in the fourth,…

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