TORONTO -- Two eighth-inning home runs gave the Braves the boost they needed to claim an Interleague series-opening 8-7 victory over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Friday night.
Jonny Gomes went deep with a pinch-hit solo shot to break a 5-5 tie before Freddie Freeman sent a two-run shot over the wall to knock reliever Brett Cecil from the game and give the Braves necessary padding.
Dhiren Mahiban is a contributor to MLB.com. Jamie Ross is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.