Harper steals home, Wheeler looks strong in Phils’ 5-1 win over Braves

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper, left, scores a run as he gets past the tag by Atlanta Braves catcher Stephen Vogt, right, during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zack Wheeler returned to his All-Star form for seven innings, Bryce Harper stole three bases, including home, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1.

J.T. Realmuto hit his 10th homer and Jean Segura had a tiebreaking, two-run double in helping Philadelphia snap a three-game losing streak.

The Phillies moved ahead of Atlanta into second place in the NL East, four games behind the division-leading New York Mets. Wheeler (8-5) has been stellar at Citizens Bank Park this season, going 5-2 with a 2.08 ERA in 12 starts at the notoriously friendly hitter’s park.

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