HOUSTON (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves left Houston in a much better mood than when they arrived in Texas.
Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs, David Ross hit a two-run double in his 2012 debut and the Braves beat the Astros 6-3 on Wednesday night.
Atlanta was swept in its opening series at New York, then lost to Houston on Monday to drop to 0-4. But it bounced back with two consecutive wins against the Astros to take the series and gain some momentum heading into Friday's home opener.
"It stinks to lose and it's nice to win a series and hopefully this puts us on a little roll," Ross said.
Ross, the backup catcher, drove in Chipper Jones and Dan Uggla with a double to center in the fourth, giving the Braves a 3-1 lead. Heyward, who finished with three hits, added an insurance run with his solo shot to right in the eighth.
"That was definitely a momentum killer for them," Heyward said of his homer.
The performance by Ross came a night after Jones came off the disabled list ...