Albies, Bautista Homer As Braves Outslug Cubs 6-5

Albies, Bautista Homer As Braves Outslug Cubs 6-5
Atlanta Braves’ Jose Bautista hits a three-run home run off Chicago Cubs’ Jose Quintana during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Chicago. Braves’ Nick Markakis and Tyler Flowers scored on the play. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

CHICAGO (AP) — Nobody expected 5-foot-9 Ozzie Albies to be among the major league home run leaders. Same with the Atlanta Braves’ rise to the top of the NL East.

They’ve made a believer of Cubs manager Joe Maddon.

Albies hit a leadoff drive for his 13th homer, Jose Bautista connected for a three-run shot and the Braves held off Chicago 6-5 on Monday.

Julio Teheran (4-1) pitched six innings and Tyler Flowers hit his first homer this season as NL-leading Atlanta (25-15) won for the sixth time in seven games. The Braves moved 10 games over .500 for the first time since July 28, 2014. READ MORE>