Five homers help Braves power past Phillies, 15-3

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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) is shown against the Tampa Bay Rays during a baseball game Sunday, July 18, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Freddie Freeman, Abraham Almonte, Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley and Joc Peterson homered to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 15-3 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies. That moves the Braves back into a tie with Philadelphia for second place in the National League East. The Braves chased struggling Phillies starter Vince Velasquez after 2 1/3 innings and six earned runs. Andrew McCutchen went 3 for 4 with a run scored for the Phillies.

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