By Sally Hanson

Aaron Nola allowed three earned runs across six innings in a win against the Braves.

He struck out eight without walking a batter.

Nola’s 21 swings-and-misses were the most he’s forced in a game this season and first time he’s hit that total since June 5th of last year.

His vaunted knuckle curve stymied the Braves all night and Nola looked dominant despite the three runs.

Nola (10-4) retired Atlanta’s first 10 batters before giving up a one-out single to Ozzie Albies in the fourth inning. Austin Riley followed with a two-run homer to center field. Albies had three hits, including a homer, and Marcell Ozuna added a three-run shot in the eighth off José Alvarado.

The Braves’ three homers were not enough to overcome the power show from Turner, the shortstop who on Wednesday was voted one of Philadelphia’s three National League All-Star Game starters. Third baseman Alec Bohm and Harper also were voted as starters by fans, but Harper’s left hamstring strain leaves his All-Star status uncertain.

Turner hit his first homer off Fried (7-4) in the Phillies’ three-run fourth. Turner’s second two-run shot carried 459 feet into the left field seats in the sixth for his 16th career multi-homer game. It was the longest homer of his career.

“I knew I hit it good,” Turner said. “I didn’t know I hit it that far.”

The 6-foot-2 Turner is listed at only 185 pounds, making his power a surprise even for Thomson.

“He’s not the biggest guy on the planet and I don’t know how he hits the ball so far,” Thomson said.

Nola improved to 100-75 in his career. He gave up three runs with eight strikeouts in six innings.

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