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Jason Heyward, Justin Upton Hit Back-to-back Homers in First Atlanta Braves Spring Training Win

February 25th, 2013 at 8:02 PM
By Cody Fields

The Atlanta Braves showed off their new-look outfield's capabilities Monday afternoon when Jason Heyward and Justin Upton hit back-to-back homers in their 7-6 win over the Miami Marlins. The win was their first of Spring Training.

Heyward led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a homer to right field off of Scott Maine. Upton followed suit immediately after with one of the longest home runs in Champion Stadium history. B.J. Upton added fuel to the fire with a double and stolen base off Maine, putting him in position to score on a wild pitch to give the Bravos a three-run fourth.

Craig Kimbrel gave up a rare run in the exhibition when Chris Coghlan led off the third inning with a double and later scored on Joe Mahoney's two-out RBI-single. The hit gave the fish a temporary lead.

Kris Medlen looked strong in his Spring Training debut with two scoreless innings. He gave up singles in the first to Coghlan and Mahoney but stranded both runners.

The Braves host the Washington Nationals Tuesday at 1:05.

 

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Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, B.J. Upton, Craig Kimbrel, Jason Heyward, Justin Upton, Kris Medlen, Miami Marlins, MLB

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