Five homers help Braves power past Phillies, 15-3


Atlanta Braves’ Ozzie Albies watches his three-run home run during the eighth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

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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