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Braves hit six homers in big win over Marlins

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ATLANTA — A fitting end to a record-setting June brought the Braves to this season’s halfway point on pace to produce some ridiculous numbers.

Matt Olson enjoyed his latest two-homer game and the Braves tallied another five-run first inning on the way to increasing their National League East lead with a 16-4 win over the Marlins on Friday night. This marked the second straight Friday that both of these events occurred. But this team has proven capable of doing something special on any day of the week.

Michael Soroka certainly picked a good night to make his first home start since first tearing his right Achilles tendon on Aug. 3, 2020. Soroka stumbled during a three-run third, but went six innings to help the Braves finish June 21-4, matching the franchise record for most wins in a month.

The Marlins lost ground in the NL East standings while going 19-8 in June. They now sit seven games behind the Braves, who are also 11 1/2 games in front of the third-place Phillies, who went 18-8 this past month.

With six home runs in the series opener, the Braves ended June with 60 homers, the highest monthly total in franchise history. The only teams to hit more homers in a month were the 2019 Yankees (74 in Aug.), 2021 Blue Jays (66 in 2021) and 2023 Rays (61 in March/April).

Unfortunately for the Marlins, they have been on the wrong end of three of the eight five-homer games the Braves have tallied this year.

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