Albies, Freeman go deep in 7th, Braves win series over Miami


Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman swings for a strike in the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Sunday, Sept 12, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Hakim Wright Sr)

ATLANTA (AP) – Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman each hit a solo homer off Anthony Bass in the seventh inning, Eddie Rosario went deep off Edward Cabrera in the fourth, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-3. The division-leading Braves, going for their fourth consecutive title, padded their lead to 4½ games over Philadelphia. Miami, far back in the division standings and playing the role of spoiler, had won two consecutive series against the Phillies and New York Mets before coming up short against Atlanta. Albies connected for the 28th time, sending a fastball into the right-field seats to make it 4-3. Freeman, on his 32nd birthday, followed two batters later with his 30th homer, an opposite-field shot to left.

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