Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) hits a home run against Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) during the first inning at Turner Field. (Photo: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)
ATLANTA (AP) - Freddie Freeman homered, doubled and tied a career high with five RBIs, powering the Atlanta Braves past the New York Mets 13-5 on Monday.
Freeman put the Braves ahead with a two-run double off Daisuke Matsuzaka in the first inning. Freeman made it 6-1 with a three-run homer a dozen rows deep into the right-field seats in the second.
Jordan Schafer got four hits and stole three bases for Atlanta before leaving with a lower back strain. Andrelton Simmons drove in three runs.
The NL East-leading Braves, who matched their season high for runs, have won seven of eight.