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MLB: Atlanta 10, Pittsburgh 2

ATLANTA, April 2 (UPI) -- A two-run homer by Mark Teixeira ignited a seven-run eighth inning Wednesday that boosted Atlanta past Pittsburgh 10-2.

The Braves won their first game of the season after opening with two losses.

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After suffering two dramatic setbacks, Atlanta removed all doubt in this one by sending 10 batters to the plate in its final at-bat.

Pittsburgh reliever Tyler Yates walked Chipper Jones to start the inning and was replaced by Damaso Marte. Teixeira promptly greeted Marte by smashing a 2-1 pitch over the wall in center.

That opened the floodgates, with the outburst also featuring a three-run blast from Unel Escobar.

Jair Jurrjens (1-0) picked up his first National League win after being traded from Detroit. Jurrjens allowed two runs on seven hits and struck out five in 5 1/3 innings.

Tom Gorzelanny (0-1) took the loss, giving up three runs on six hits over six innings.

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