Kris Medlen has more proof he's returning to his 2012 form, and the evidence -- a win over the Phillies -- is especially encouraging.
The right-hander continued his late-season surge by winning his fourth straight start, Chris Johnson hit a two-run home run and the Atlanta Braves beat Philadelphia 3-1 Tuesday night.
Entering the game, Medlen had a 5.85 ERA in his career against the Phillies.
"To hold them to one run to me is an accomplishment because throughout my career I've had trouble against them," Medlen said. "Whoever has been in a Phillies uniform, I've had trouble with them."
Medlen, who was 10-1 with a 1.57 ERA in 2012, including a 9-0 mark as a starter, lost five of his first six decisions this year. Medlen (10-10), who appeared to be in danger of being sent to the bullpen one month ago, evened his record for the first time since he was 1-1.
The right-hander's recovery has come at the perfect time for the Braves. In late July, Tim Hudson was lost for the season with a...