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WATCH: Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies power Atlanta Braves to rout of Miami Marlins

Aug 16, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Braxton Garrett (60) delivers a pitch in the 1st inning against the Atlanta Braves at loanDepot park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 16, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Braxton Garrett (60) delivers a pitch in the 1st inning against the Atlanta Braves at loanDepot park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies each produced three hits and three RBIs, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 12-2 win over the host Miami Marlins on Monday night.

Adam Duvall, traded by the Marlins to Atlanta last month, hit his 27th homer of the season. Freeman also homered, his 26th of the year, as the Braves totaled 14 hits.

Duvall’s homer dented a concession stand well beyond the left field fence.

Braves starter Touki Toussaint, who was born and raised in South Florida, earned the win. Toussaint (2-2) allowed three hits, two walks and two runs in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out seven while making his third quality start of the season and his first in four outings.

It was the fourth straight victory for the first-place Braves, who have also won 11 of their past 13 games.

The Marlins, who got solo homers from rookies Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Isan Diaz, had their season-high-tying, four-game winning streak snapped.

Marlins rookie Braxton Garrett (1-2) was wild and took the loss. He lasted three-plus innings, allowing three hits, six walks and three runs while fanning two.

Garrett walked the bases loaded to start the game, but Atlanta scored just one run. Austin Riley struck out, Dansby Swanson had an RBI groundout, and Duvall popped out to end the threat.

One pitch later, Miami tied the score on Chisholm’s 443-foot bomb to right.

Diaz’s homer, measured at 416 feet, gave Miami a 2-1 lead in the second inning.

Atlanta broke the game open with a seven-run fourth inning. Guillermo Heredia and Toussaint — the first two batters in the frame — drew walks, and Marlins manager Don Mattingly lifted Garrett at that point. Albies greeted reliever Paul Campbell with a single, tying the score, 2-2.

After Jorge Soler struck out, Freeman pulled a three-run homer 401 feet to put Atlanta on top. Riley followed with a double, Swanson hit an RBI single and Duvall added a two-run homer, which was drilled 445 feet.

Albies hit a two-run single in the sixth, and Travis d’Arnaud drilled a two-run double in the seventh as the Braves kept rolling.

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