Williams Perez #61 of the Atlanta Braves sits in the dugout in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Turner Field on August 28, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Yankees 15, Braves 4

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).

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