Mets starter Steven Matz, who fell to 0-5, was handed his latest drubbing in what has been a lost season for the veteran left-hander.
Max Fried (7-0) returned from a brief stay on the injured list due to a back spasm and breezed through five innings that only help his credentials for the NL Cy Young Award. The left-hander hasn’t allowed a home run since Sept. 10 last year.
Freeman laced a two-run double and Marcell Ozuna followed with a long two-run homer in the second off Steven Matz (0-5), handed his latest drubbing in a lost season as he came back from shoulder discomfort.
Atlanta pounded out 17 hits and opened a four-game lead over second-place Miami, which lost at home to Washington. The Braves have nine games remaining.
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