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

The Covington News - - WORLD -

AT­LANTA (AP) — Man­ager Fredi Gon­za­lez saw no rea­son he shouldn’t let Evan Gat­tis swing with a 3-0 count in the first in­ning.

One big swing from Gat­tis showed why he de­served that vote of con­fi­dence.

Gat­tis hit a three-run homer and Chris John­son fol­lowed with an­other long ball in the first, 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.

There were two outs and two run­ners on when Gat­tis faced the 3-0 count against Wil­son.

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