Gattis, Simmons hit back-to-back HRs, Braves top Dodgers 3-1

Gattis, Simmons hit back-to-back HRs, Braves top Dodgers 3-1

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By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) - Evan Gattis and Andrelton Simmons hit consecutive homers off Kenley Jansen in the eighth inning, and the Atlanta Braves rallied to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 on Saturday night.

Kris Medlen, Cory Gearrin, and Craig Kimbrel combined on a two-hitter for Atlanta.

Chris Capuano led 1-0 before he allowed a one-out single to B.J. Upton in the eighth. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly brought in Jansen (1-2), the hard-throwing right-hander, to face Gattis, a rookie pinch-hitter.

Gattis lined Jansen's 2-2 pitch into the left-field seats for his eighth homer to give Atlanta a 2-1 lead. Simmons hit Jansen's next pitch on a higher arc into the seats in left-center.

Gearrin (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth in relief of Medlen, who gave up two hits and one unearned run in seven innings. Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth for his 13th save.

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