ATLANTA (AP) — Chris Johnson made a headfirst dive into first base but was thrown out to end the game, then argued in the dugout with Atlanta coach Terry Pendleton after the Braves lost to Philadelphia 5-4 Saturday night.
The loss dropped Atlanta one game behind St. Louis for the best record in the National League. If they’re tied following Sunday’s season finale, the Braves will get home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs.
Down 5-1, the Braves rallied in the ninth on Justin Upton’s three-run homer, his 27th, with two outs. Freddie Freeman singled and Evan Gattis walked to keep the rally going against Jonathan Papelbon.
Johnson hit a grounder to the hole and Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins made a diving stop, got up and made a one-hop throw to first baseman Darin Ruf for the final out.
When Johnson got to the dugout, Pendleton grabbed him and there were angry words…
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