Nick Markakis’ First Homer of the Year Helps Braves Beat the Dodgers

ATLANTA (AP) – Nick Markakis hit his first homer of 2015 and scored the go-ahead run on Juan Uribe’s fifth-inning single, leading the Atlanta Braves past former teammate Brandon Beachy and the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-5 on Monday night.
Markakis hit a two-run homer to center field off Beachy in the first inning. It was his first homer since Sept. 25, 2014, for the Orioles at the Yankees.
Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run shot and Howie Kendrick doubled in two runs for the Dodgers in the fifth.
Beachy, making his second start for the Dodgers following his second Tommy John surgery, allowed four runs and five hits in four innings. Beachy was 14-11 in four seasons with the Braves.
Braves rookie Matt Wisler (4-1) allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings.
Jace Peterson drove in three runs with two hits for Atlanta.
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