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La Stella's 2-run double helps Braves rally from 3-run deficit to beat Santiago, Angels 7-3

  • Atlanta Braves second baseman Tommy La Stella (7) hits a double to bring in two runs in the sixth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Sunday, June 15, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

    Atlanta Braves second baseman Tommy La Stella (7) hits a double to bring in two runs in the sixth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Sunday, June 15, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Angels  Mike Trout (27) rounds first base after hitting a home run in the third inning inning of an interleague baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Sunday, June 15, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

    Los Angeles Angels Mike Trout (27) rounds first base after hitting a home run in the third inning inning of an interleague baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Sunday, June 15, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)  (The Associated Press)

  • Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor (36) delivers in the first inning inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday, June 15, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

    Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor (36) delivers in the first inning inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday, June 15, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)  (The Associated Press)

Tommy La Stella had three hits, including a two-run double in Atlanta's four-run sixth, and the Braves beat Hector Santiago and the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 on Sunday night.

La Stella, the rookie second baseman, is hitting .411 with at least two hits in nine of his 16 games.

Evan Gattis and Justin Upton also had run-scoring singles in the sixth as the Braves rallied against Santiago (0-7) after trailing 3-0. Jason Heyward hit a homer in the seventh and made two strong defensive plays in right field to take hits away from Mike Trout.

Trout had three hits, including a homer. Erick Aybar also homered for the Angels before leaving the game with a sore left hip.

Anthony Vavaro (2-1) had three strikeouts in two perfect innings.