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Chris Johnson has 3 hits, 2-run homer to help Braves beat Pirates 7-5

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BRADENTON, Florida — Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday.

Chris Johnson had three hits, including a two-run homer that capped a five-run first inning against Vance Worley, a drive just fair down the left-field line.

PHOTO: Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Vance Worley throws during the first inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Bradenton, Fla., Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Vance Worley throws during the first inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Bradenton, Fla., Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

After the Pirates tied the score, Jonny Gomes hit a go-ahead home run in the ninth against Clayton Richard and Jesus Flores had a run-scoring infield single.

Rodriguez allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings. Worley retired 13 in a row after Johnson's homer and wound up giving up seven hits in six innings

Walker doubled and scored on Andrew McCutchen's single in the third inning, then homered in the fifth. Francisco Cervelli hit an RBI double.

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