PHILADELPHIA — While walking through the postgame handshake line, Kyle Wright He received a request from Braves manager Brian Snitker.

“I want him to verify my personal scorecard because I want him to sign it for me,” Snitker said. “It’s amazing to think where he was a year ago.”

The 26-year-old Wright became the first 20-game hitter in the majors this season and Atlanta beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Saturday to end a three-game losing streak.

“I didn’t realize how good it was until my teammates and coaches were quick to congratulate me,” Wright said. “It’s a team stat, and I couldn’t have done it without them scoring and playing defense.”

William Contreras And a beginner Michael Harris II The first-place Mets in the NL East trailed the playoff-bound Braves (94-58) by 1½ games each with a homer and three hits. New York lost to Oakland 10-4.

The Mets and Braves play three games next weekend in Atlanta.

“We still have to put one foot in front of the other,” Wright said. “It’s kind of like where we are in baseball now after Sean. We’re holding our ground, but hopefully we can keep winning and hopefully we can get past the first round.”

Brice Harper He hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning for Philadelphia (83-68), which started the day a half game behind San Diego for the second NL wild card and 2½ games in front of Milwaukee for the final spot.

“We got off to a slow start,” Phillies interim manager Rob Thompson said.

Coming into the season with two hits in 21 games, Wright pitched 5⅓ innings and became the first Braves pitcher to hit 20 since Russ Ortiz hit 21 in 2003. In the year He moved to Atlanta in 1966, as well as Denny Neagle and four Hall of Famers: John Smoltz, Greg Maddux, Phil Niekro and Tom Glavine.

“The experience he got last year was the biggest thing that happened to him,” Snitker said. He was out of the World Series when he hit that big game. [Game 4, a 3-2 win over Houston] For us and he learned that it is very good. So he came training a different person to the spring and now he’s carrying it. Hopefully, he gets two more. “

Wright (20-5) ran up a high pitch count but didn’t allow a hit. Rhys Hoskins He doubled with one out in the sixth. Harper chased Wright after his 18th homer to end the shutout bid.

“I’ve learned to trust and control myself better than before,” Wright said. “I trust myself and I trust the defense. I throw a lot of ground balls and I’ve learned to trust the defense.”

Philadelphia scored an unearned run in the seventh and had a chance to tie it at the plate with two outs. AJ Minter He beat Hoskins on a 3-2 fastball. Kenley Jansen He earned his 37th save in a clean ninth inning.

Atlanta created the offense quickly, and took advantage Bailey FalterFailure to keep the ball off the center of the plate. The Braves allowed six runs and 10 hits in 3⅔ innings of Falter (5-4), handing the left-hander his first loss since July 24.

“Bailey threw some bad pitches that he normally does,” Thompson said. “I was happy with our bullpen. They kept us in the game and we were able to tie it to the plate.”

Contreras hit his 20th homer in the third. Harris added his 19th two-run drive in the fourth. Von Grissom And Travis d’Arnaud Both had two hits for Atlanta.

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