Freeman's HR, 5 RBIs Power Braves Past Mets, 13-5

4:17 PM, Sep 2, 2013   |    comments
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)
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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.

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