Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis homered, rookie Aaron Blair had a career-high 10 strikeouts and the last-place Atlanta Braves damaged the Detroit Tigers' playoff hopes with a 5-3 victory Saturday night.
Nick Markakis homered twice, including a tying solo shot in the ninth inning, and Tyler Flowers' two-out single in the 11th early Friday morning gave the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 victory over the slumping the Chicago Cubs.
Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman hit two of Atlanta's four homers off Stephen Strasburg, and the Atlanta Braves snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 7-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.
Aaron Blair won for the first time in 13 major league starts, Freddie Freeman drove in three runs off a misfiring Noah Syndergaard and the Atlanta Braves slowed the New York Mets' wild-card chase with a 7-3 victory Monday night.
Freddie Freeman, Tyler Flowers and Nick Markakis all homered off Chris Sale to lead the Atlanta Braves to an 11-8 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.