ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves have set the franchise record for runs in a game, and they needed only six innings to set the mark.
Atlanta scored 11 runs in the second inning and kept adding to the total before taking a 25-8 lead over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.
That was the highest run total for the Braves in their all-time history in Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta.
On Sept. 2, 1957, the Milwaukee Braves, the eventual World Series champions, beat the Chicago Cubs 23-10 to set the Braves’ all-time record for runs in a game. The old Atlanta record was 20 runs, most recently against the Marlins on Oct. 5, 2001.
Freddie Freeman has driven in six runs with a homer, double and single and Adam Duvall has hit two homers and driven in five runs.
Ozzie Albies, playing in his first game since Aug. 4 in his return from a wrist injury, has three hits, including a homer. Travis d’Arnaud and Ronald Acuña Jr. have hit three-run homers.
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