BRAVES 11, TWINS 7
Ozzie Albies homered twice in his second straight four-hit game, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Freddie Freeman both went deep, and Atlanta beat Minnesota.
Max Fried (13-4) used a season-high 10 strikeouts to win his fourth consecutive start, pitching into the sixth inning.
The terrific trio at the top of the lineup provided more than sufficient support, with Acuna, Albies and Freeman combining for eight hits and five RBIs in 15 at-bats.
Charlie Culberson went 4 for 5 with two RBIs, Johan Camargo drove in three runs, and the Braves reached double-digit runs for the second straight day. This was the fifth time in three weeks the Twins allowed 10-plus runs.
Miguel Sano hit a three-run homer in a four-run ninth for the first-place Twins.
Cleveland swept Texas in a doubhleader, so the Twins’ lead in the American League Central is two games.
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