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Braves take down Astros and Blue Jays

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Julio Teheran struck out 10 in six hitless innings and Dan Uggla homered as a split squad of Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros 3-2 Saturday.

The Astros' runs came in the ninth on a homer by Rick Ankiel off closer Craig Kimbrel.

Teheran, who won the job as the Braves' fifth starter this spring, walked three and has 1.04 ERA in six starts. The right-hander pitched five hitless innings against St. Louis on March 12.

Evan Gattis homered for the third time in two games. The Atlanta catching prospect has five homers this spring. Jordan Parraz also homered for the Braves.

Philip Humber, who will start the Astros' third game of the season, allowed three runs and three hits in six innings. He struck out four and walked none.

In the Braves' second game of the day, Brandon Morrow allowed four of his five runs in the fifth inning Saturday of the Toronto Blue Jays' 10-5 loss to an Atlanta Braves' spilt squad.

Morrow gave up eight hits in 5 1-3 innings and has allowed 15 runs over 15 innings in five starts.

Reed Johnson had a two-run single, the Braves' fourth consecutive hit off Morrow with two outs in the fifth, that pulled Atlanta to 4-3. The tying run scored on Morrow's wild pitch, and Justin Upton's run-scoring infield single put Atlanta ahead.

Minor league callup Edward Salcedo hit an eighth-inning solo homer and had a three-run drive in the ninth for the Braves.

Rajai Davis, Melky Cabrera and J.P. Arencibia hit solo homers off Sean Gilmartin, who gave up five runs and 10 hits in five innings.

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