HRs by Gattis, Johnson lift Braves past Angels 4-3 - New York News

HRs by Gattis, Johnson lift Braves past Angels 4-3

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By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) - 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.

Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left the game with a bruised right hand after being hit by a pitch from Wilson in the first inning. The Braves said X-rays were negative and Heyward is day to day.

The Angels trailed 4-1 before Albert Pujols had a two-run single off Shae Simmons in the eighth. Craig Kimbrel struck out Raul Ibanez to cap a perfect ninth inning for his 19th save.

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