Simmons hits HR, Braves beat Orioles 4-2

10:01 PM, Jun 15, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA (AP) - Rookie Andrelton Simmons made amends for his first career error by hitting a two-run, go-ahead homer in the sixth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat Baltimore 4-2 on Friday night to end the Orioles' five-game winning streak.

Brian McCann's first-inning homer off Brian Matusz (5-7) gave Atlanta a 1-0 lead. The Orioles scored two runs off Tommy Hanson in the fourth with help from a throwing error by Simmons at shortstop and a fielding error by Michael Bourn in center field.

Chad Durbin (3-0) struck out the two batters he faced after taking over for Hanson in the sixth.

The Braves snapped a four-game losing streak.

Matusz fell to 0-6 in seven career interleague starts. He gave up four runs, nine hits and three walks in 5 2-3 innings.

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