Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - The Atlanta Braves cranked out five solo home
runs and continued the club's best start in 19 years by overpowering the
Kansas City Royals, 6-3, Tuesday at Turner Field.
Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Dan Uggla each went deep in the eighth inning
off Kelvin Herrera (1-1), with Heyward's blast breaking a tie game. Juan
Francisco homered twice in the Braves' 10th straight victory -- their longest
winning streak since a 15-game stretch from April 16-May 2, 2000.
Eric O'Flaherty (3-0) earned the win behind Kris Medlen, who allowed just two
runs -- one earned -- on six hits over seven solid frames.
Chris Getz ended the longest dry spell between home runs in the majors with a
solo shot for Kansas City, which was coming off a 4-2 homestand.
Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie served up Francisco's two homers, but was
otherwise stellar in seven innings of work.
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