How the game was won: The Yankees scored nine runs in the first two innings and rolled to a 15-4 rout against the Braves in a series opener at Turner Field. Braves starter Williams Perez was charged with five hits, eight runs and three walks in 1 2/3 innings. Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer in the five-run first inning, and the Yankees added four in the second including two bases-loaded walks issued by reliever Ross Detwiler. Freddie Freeman hit a solo home run for the Braves, who’ve lost 10 of 11 games. Former Braves catcher Brian McCann had a three-run homer and three walks for the Yankees in his first game back at Turner Field since going to the Yankees as a free agent after the 2013 season.
Number: 0-5, 9.87. Williams Perez’s record and ERA in six starts since the Braves rookie returned from a five-week stint on the disabled list for a foot contusion.
What’s next: The Braves and Yankees play the second game of their three game series Saturday at 7:10 p.m., when rookie Matt Wisler (5-4, 5.43 ERA) faces Yankees right-hander Luis Severino (1-2, 2.74).