CHICAGO (AP) — 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.
Chicago turned its third triple play this season in the third — the only inning Atlanta didn’t score against Sale (14-3) in his five innings. The White Sox ace, bidding to become the majors’ first 15-game winner, allowed 10 hits — including a career-worst seven for extra bases — and a season high eight runs.
Markakis hit his third homer in two nights to boost his season total to five. Freeman had his team-leading 15th and Flowers added a two run shot and an RBI double.
The Braves’ 15 hits equaled a season high for a nine-inning game and included nine for extra-bases.
Chicago’s Todd Frazier hit his 24th homer and Adam Eaton added solo shot off Atlanta starter Matt Wisler (4-8).
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