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Freddie Freeman hits No. 30 as Braves down Marlins

Field Level Media

Freddie Freeman celebrated his 32nd birthday by hitting his 30th home run to help lift the Atlanta Braves to a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.

Marlins reliever Antony Bass (3-8) surrendered homers to Ozzie Albies, his 28th, and Freeman, who went deep in the seventh inning to break a tie game, as the Braves won the series finale.

Freeman has at least 30 home runs in each of the last two full seasons, hitting 13 during last year's 60-game schedule.

The Braves (76-66) extended their lead in the National League East to 4 1/2 games over Philadelphia, which lost to Colorado.