Freeman hits his 2nd cycle and Braves sweep

MIAMI – Freddie Freeman completed the cycle for the second time in his career as the strengthened Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins on Wednesday 9-11.

Freeman, the MVP of the previous season in the National League, hit a double in the first inning, a triple in the fourth, a single in the fifth and a home run in the sixth. He hit 27 homers this season, thanks to his two-run hit.

Never before has a Braves player hit the cycle twice. Freeman had done it before on June 15, 2016, against Cincinnati.

It is the seventh recorded cycle in the history of the franchise. Freeman was 13-9 in the three-game series, a sweep over Miami.

“Getting four hits in a game is amazing in itself,” Freeman said. “It was one of those nights when everything goes well for you. And this will be one of those memories that I will be able to share with my children and hopefully my grandchildren. I was able to do something that is very rare on more than one occasion. words”.

Charlie Morton took the victory by not tolerating a hit from the Marlins until Isan Diaz singled with one out in the fifth inning. Morton (12-4) worked six innings on two-run ball.

He allowed three hits, struck out nine, walked and hit a pitch.

The Braves, leaders of the NL East, have won six straight and 13 of 15. They have swept their last three road series.

“The guys are doing great in the clubhouse,” Morton said. “There is very good energy, good vibes. I think we are very close to where we want to be.”

Peruvian-Venezuelan Jesús Luzardo (4-6) received four hits and the same number of runs. He struck out four and walked five.

For the Braves, the Cubans Jorge Soler 3-0 with a run scored, Guillermo Heredia 4-0 with an RBI. The Venezuelan Ehire Adrianza 1-0. Dominican Abraham Almonte 1-0.

For the Marlins, Venezuelans Miguel Rojas 5-1 with an RBI, Jesús Aguilar 5-1 with one scored and two produced, Sandy León 1-1 with one scored. The Dominicans Jesús Sánchez 5-1 with a run scored and two RBIs, Bryan de la Cruz 3-2 with an RBI. Puerto Rican Diaz 4-3 with three runs scored. Colombian Jorge Alfaro 1-0 with a push.