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Braves hold off Angels at home
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Atlanta Braves' Evan Gattis, right, is hugged by teammate Freddie Freeman (5) after hitting a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels to also score Freeman and Jason Heyward during the first inning on Friday in Atlanta. - photo by Associated Press
ATLANTA — Evan Gattis and Chris Johnson hit back-to-back homers in the first inning and the Braves edged the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Friday night for their first interleague win. The Braves were 0-6 against American League teams before taking advantage of four runs in the first on the two homers off C.J. Wilson (7-6), including a three-run shot by Gattis. Aaron Harang (5-5) allowed one run in six innings to end a streak of five consecutive starts without a win.