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MLB: Atlanta 9, Philadelphia 2

April 3, 2013 at 11:32 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, April 3 (UPI) -- Homers by Justin Upton, Evan Grattis and Jason Heyward accounted for five runs Wednesday, powering Atlanta to a 9-2 win over Philadelphia.

Rain fell throughout the contest, during which Atlanta seized a 7-0 lead to defeat Philadelphia for the second straight game.

Upton's two-run homer came in the first inning and Gattis hit his solo shot in the fourth. Freddie Freeman delivered a three-run double later in the fourth and now has six RBI in two games.

Chase Utley doubled home Philadelphia's only two runs in the seventh, but Heyward added his two-run homer in the eighth.

Paul Maholm gave up six hits in 5 2/3 scoreless innings to get the win. The loss went to Roy Halladay, who surrendered five runs on six hits in 3 1/3.

This was the first time in 11 seasons that Halladay had not started for the Phillies in their opening day game.

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