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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.

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