PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) --
homered and drove in three runs and
pitched six effective innings as the
posted a 7-2 victory over the
Jones homered with two outs in the fourth inning against Philadelphia starter
(5-7) before breaking open the game in the eighth with a two-out, two-run double that gave the Braves a 7-2 cushion.
"Everyday somebody else does something," said
, who homered in the third inning. "It is not the same person every day."
Wright (14-6) allowed two runs in the second but settled down to win for the 12th time in 13 decisions. The righthander surrendered eight hits and struck out five in six innings en route to his career-high 14th win.
"It was typical of the way he has been pitching all year," Braves catcher
said. "He made pitches when he had to make pitches."
Wright helped himself with an RBI single in the second that gave Atlanta a 2-0 lead. One batter later,
with a sacrifice fly.
"The guys are swinging well right now," Wright said. "If we keep it close we have a good chance to win."
Padilla allowed five runs and nine hits in five innings for the Phillies, who have lost three in row after winning three straight.
"When everything goes right he is unbelievable," Philadelphia manager
said. "But every time something goes wrong his focus just leaves. Our lineup has played good all year. It is all about pitching, if you do not have pitching you are going to have a lot of tough games."
had three of the 11 hits by the Braves, whose franchise-record streak of games reaching double digits in hits was extended to 12.
"We hit the ball real good again tonight," Atlanta manager
. "Terry (Pendleton) is a great hitting coach. He has the guys doing some good stuff."
J.D. Drew doubled in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 11 for the Braves, who continued to play well after compiling a 20-8 record in August.
"Obviously they are playing a lot better (than us)," Phillies catcher
said. "Baseball is about streaks. They've had a great month. We haven't."