ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 22: Tyler Chatwood #52 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim throws a pitch against the Atlanta Braves on May 22, 2011 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 4-1. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Hunter, Chatwood Lead Angels To Series Win Over Atlanta

The Angels are 51-24 in interleague play dating back to 2007.

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Hunter, Chatwood Lead Angels Over Braves, 4-1

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer and Tyler Chatwood threw seven innings of one-run ball, as the Angels took the rubber match of their three-game interleague series against the Braves, 4-1.

Chatwood (3-2) limited the Braves to one run on five hits and two walks while fanning six, while Scott Downs and Jordan Walden closed out the win with a scoreless inning apiece.

Bobby Abreu scored a run and knocked in another for the Angels, who had lost five straight coming into the set.

Derek Lowe (3-4) took the loss, Atlanta's fourth in five games, surrendering three runs on five hits and five walks in his six-inning start.

Atlanta went ahead in the second inning when Joe Mather's humpback liner to left knocked in Freddie Freeman.

The lead didn't last long, as Abreu walked leading off the fourth and trotted home on Hunter's fifth home run of the season.

The same duo helped tacked on a pair of runs later on, as Hunter doubled to open the sixth and scored on Alexi Amarista's groundout, and Abreu doubled off the wall in right-center to plate Erick Aybar in the seventh.

Chatwood faced the minimum over his last three innings, Downs hurled a 1-2-3 eighth, and Walden overcame a leadoff single in the ninth to secure his eighth save of the season.

Game Notes

Braves leadoff hitter Nate McLouth suffered a strained left oblique during his first at-bat...Freeman had two of Atlanta's six hits...The Braves have Monday off before heading to Pittsburgh for two games with the Pirates...The Angels open a four-game home series against the Athletics on Monday.

For more news and information on the Angels, or on tonight's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Halos Heaven.

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Angels Vs. Braves: Starting Lineups

The Angels close out their interleague weekend series with the Braves on Sunday afternoon in Anaheim. Rookie Tyler Chatwood gets the start for the Angels, against Derek Lowe for Atlanta. Here are today's starting lineups:

Braves (26-22)

McLouth CF
Prado 3B
McCann DH
Hinske LF
Uggla 2B
Freeman 1B
Mather RF
Gonzalez SS
Ross C

Angels (23-24)

Izturis 2B
Aybar SS
Abreu DH
Hunter RF
Callaspo 3B
Trumbo 1B
Amarista LF
Mathis C
Bourjos CF

Last night's loss was the Angels' fourth one-run loss in their last seven games. On the season, the Angels are 7-11 in one-run games. No team in MLB has more one-run losses than the Angels. Manager Mike Scioscia is not with the team today, as he is attending his son's college graduation from Notre Dame. Bench coach Rob Picciolo will serve as acting manager.

Tonight's 12:35 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Fox Sports West. For more news and information on the Angels, or on tonight's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Halos Heaven.

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Chatwood, Angels Look For Series Win Against Braves

The Angels look for an interleague series win against the Braves on Sunday afternoon in Anaheim. Rookie Tyler Chatwood gets the start for the Angels, looking to rebound from the worst start of his young career. Derek Lowe, who pitched in southern California for four years with the Dodgers, gets the call for the Braves.

The Angels won 9-0 behind a four-hit shutout from Ervin Santana, while the Braves prevailed 5-4 in 12 innings on Saturday night. Chatwood allowed seven runs in 2 1/3 innings in a blowout loss in Oakland on Tuesday. So far this season, the rookie is 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA in eight starts, but he has been playing with fire. In 44 innings, Chatwood has walked 27 batters while striking out only 19.

Braves' announcer Don Sutton will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before today's game. The Hall of Fame pitcher pitched for the Angels from 1985 to 1987, and won his 300th career game in 1986 in Anaheim.

Tonight's 12:35 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Fox Sports West. For more news and information on the Angels, or on tonight's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Halos Heaven.

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