Found March 16, 2012 on Fox Sports Houston:
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Jason Heyward appears to be regaining his power stroke, and that's good news for the Braves. Homering for the second time in three games, Heyward hit a grand slam in the first inning off Wandy Rodriguez as Atlanta beat the Houston Astros 9-5 on Friday night. Heyward, runner-up for NL Rookie of the Year in 2010, struggled last season. Bothered by a sore shoulder, he hit just .227 with 14 homers and 42 RBIs. But the left-handed hitter rededicated himself while rehabbing his shoulder over the winter and came to camp about 20 pounds lighter than a year ago. "He had a great at-bat," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said of the grand slam. "He was aggressive and that is what we want to see." The drive to right-center field came off a tough lefty. Rodriguez was 11-11 with a 3.49 ERA last year and will be the Astros' starter on opening day this season. "When he's right, he can hit any lefty," Gonzalez said of Heyward. &quo...
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