Walks and homeruns sunk the Phillies, as the Braves drew a total of six walks - five from starter Gavin Floyd - and hit five homeruns to beat the Phillies.
Floyd (1-1) lasted through just 3 1/3 innings, giving up eight earned runs on five hits and five walks. Aaron Fultz gave up two solo homeruns in his two innings of work as the Braves expanded their lead late in the game. Rafael Furcal and Raul Mondesi each homered twice, while Adam LaRoche added a two-run homerun off Floyd.
Both teams banged out 13 hits, but Syracuse made better use of their hits, picking up nine runs.
Edwin Moreno (1-1) rebounded from a poor first start to throw six strong innings, giving up just one earned run ad Reading beat Norwich 2-1 Friday night.
An error on Josh Carter ruined a strong outing by Scott Mathieson (0-1), who allowed two runs - one earned - in 6 1/3 innings of work against Tampa. Mathieson gave up five hits, didn't walk a hitter and struck out five. Francisco Butto shutout Tampa over the final 2 2/3 innings of work.
Clearwater picked up just five hits and Carlos Rodriguez drove in the only run of the night for the Threshers.
The Lakewood BlueClaws couldn't hold onto their 4-3 lead as the Lake County Captains rallied in the eighth for a 6-4 win.
Jose Correa (0-1) pitched two perfect innings in relief before running into trouble in the eighth. Correa gave up three consecutive base-hits and the Captains tied the game at 4-4. Correa retired the next two batters but could not get the final out, walking center-fielder Juan Valdes to load the bases. Brian Finegan then stepped in and smacked a two out two run base hit to give the Captains a 6-4 advantage.
The BlueClaws scored in the fourth after Greg Golson led off the inning with a single, Lakewood's first hit of the game. Two batters later, Jayson Drobiak connected for a two-out RBI double to make the score 2-1.
Later in the game, Ryan Frith connected for a one out single then Kiel Fisher would bring him home on an RBI triple. Greg Golson connected for a two-out RBI triple to bring the BlueClaws even with the Captains at 3-3.
Lakewood took a 4-3 lead in the eighth on Drobiak's RBI double scoring Brad Harman from third.