Freddie Freeman Homers Twice as Braves Beat the Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Freddie Freeman homered twice and drove in four runs and Nick Markakis also hit a home run to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 7-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

It was a rare power surge for the Braves, who entered last in the majors by a wide margin with just 15 homers. Philadelphia’s 31 homers entering Friday were second from the bottom in the big leagues.

The Braves hit three homers in a game for the first time this season, and have nine in their last five games.

Matt Wisler (2-3) allowed one run on five hits with seven strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings to help the Braves to just their fourth win in 15 games. Atlanta is 2-2 since firing manager Fredi Gonzalez following Monday’s defeat at Pittsburgh.

Aaron Nola (3-3) gave up five runs – two earned – and seven hits in seven innings.

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