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Braves win home opener versus Phillies

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

The Atlanta Braves gave fans a glimpse of some serious bat power in their 7-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

With a crowd of more than 51,000, Turner Field was packed with screaming fans doing the Tomahawk Chop.

The chop came in handy as the Braves hit multiple home runs to win their fist game of the year over the rival Phillies.

Freddie Freeman drilled a two-run home run off Hamels in the first inning.

Dan Uggla hit a home run over the left field wall in the bottom of the second inning, and Justin Upton added to the hype of his off-season acquisition by hitting a third home run against the Phillies.

Braves Manager Fredi Gonzalez said this is the best baseball team he's coached.

"The best club I have had as a manager, going on my seventh season as a major league manager," Gonzalez said. "There will be some trials and tribulations, as we go through the course of the year. Of course, 162 games, but as long as we keep our focus, we are going to be OK and our goal is to win a championship."

The Braves' last World Series win was in 1995.  

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