ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Kendrick allowed only three hits in seven scoreless innings, Carlos Ruiz homered and drove in two runs, and the Philadelphia Phillies shut out the struggling Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Tuesday night.

One day after Cole Hamels and three relievers threw the first combined no-hitter in Phillies history, Kendrick (8-11) and relievers Ken Giles and Antonio Bastardo were dominant in the three-hit shutout.

The Braves, who began the night 1 1/2 games behind the NL wild-card leaders, have lost three of four. With two straight shutout losses, they haven't scored in 24 consecutive innings. Their only run in their last 36 innings was a homer by Evan Gattis in a 1-0 win over the Marlins on Sunday.

Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Marlon Byrd (3) makes a catch to retire Atlanta Braves’ Tommy La Stella in the seventh inning of a baseball game
Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Marlon Byrd (3) makes a catch to retire Atlanta Braves' Tommy La Stella in the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (John Bazemore/AP)

Jason Heyward had two doubles. Atlanta's only other hit was a third-inning single by Andrelton Simmons.



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Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jake Diekman (63) works in seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta braves Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in
Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jake Diekman (63) works in seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta braves Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. Diekman combined with three other pitchers for a no hitter. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (John Bazemore/AP)

Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon (58) celebrates with catcher Carlos Ruiz (51) after getting the final out in the ninth inning of a
Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon (58) celebrates with catcher Carlos Ruiz (51) after getting the final out in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. Papelbon combined with Cole Hamels, Ken Giles, and Jake Diekman for a no hitter. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (John Bazemore/AP)

Philadelphia Phillies’ Cody Asche (25) scores on a Ben Revere sacrifice fly as Atlanta Braves catcher Gerald Laird (11) handles the late throw in the
Philadelphia Phillies' Cody Asche (25) scores on a Ben Revere sacrifice fly as Atlanta Braves catcher Gerald Laird (11) handles the late throw in the third inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT ) (Curtis Compton/AP)