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Braves edge Giants with long ball

Alex Gonzalez hit a two-run homer and Eric Hinske also went deep Thursday, as the Atlanta Braves defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-2 in the opener at Turner Field.

The Braves won the game as a -110 pick’em, and the five runs went UNDER the posted over/under (7) set by sportsbooks.

Jair Jurrjens scattered seven hits and two runs over six innings for the win, while Billy Wagner closed out the ninth for his 26th save.

Tim Lincecum allowed six hits and three runs over 6 1-3 innings in the loss for the Giants.