Posted July 05, 2012 on AP on Fox

12 March 2009: Atlanta Braves' outfielder Jason Heyward watches his solo blast clear the fences during a Spring Training game against the Washington Nationals at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. The Braves defeated the Nationals 6-2 in the Grapefruit League matchup. ***** Editorial Sales Only ***** Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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Jason Heyward and Brian McCann each hit a two-run homer in the first inning, helping Mike Minor and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 on Thursday night. Freddie Freeman and Juan Francisco also connected for Atlanta, which salvaged a split of the four-game series. Minor (5-6) held the Cubs without a hit until the fifth and gave up three runs, two earned, and three hits in 6 1-3 innings overall. Matt Garza (4-7) threw 94 pitches in four innings for Chicago. He allowed five runs and five hits.
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