Acuna, Freeman lead Braves to DH sweep of Phillies


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Ronald Acuna Jr. had four hits, including two home runs, and drove in three runs as the visiting Atlanta Braves completed a doubleheader sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, 8-0.

The Braves won the opening game 5-2.

It was Acuna’s first career four-hit game.

Freddie Freeman homered, doubled, tripled and knocked in three runs while Travis d’Arnaud and Marcell Ozuna contributed two hits each in the seven-inning contest for the Braves.

Braves starter Max Fried tossed five scoreless innings and allowed four hits. Fried, who improved to 3-0, struck out six and walked one.

Rhys Hoskins had two hits for the Phillies, who managed only four as a team. The Phillies left six runners on base.

Phillies starter Spencer Howard made his Major League debut and lasted 4 2/3 innings. Howard (0-1) gave up seven hits — two home runs — and four runs with four strikeouts and one walk.

Freeman slammed a two-run homer to left to give the Braves an early 2-0 lead in the third inning.

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