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Heyward hits two-run double, go-ahead homer for Braves

Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar throws to second base on a forceout hit into by the Atlanta Braves’ B.J. Upton during the fourth inning of a Major League Baseball game on Tuesday night in Kansas City, Mo.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kris Medlen outpitched the Royals’ Ervin Santana over seven innings, Jason Heyward hit a go-ahead homer, and the Atlanta Braves’ bullpen hung on for a 4-3 victory Tuesday night in the team’s first visit to Kansas City.
Medlen (5-7) limited the Royals to a run in the first and Eric Hosmer’s two-run homer in the fifth while striking out five. He turned the game over to Jordan Walden, who survived a leadoff walk in the eighth inning to get the game into the hands of Craig Kimbrel.
The Braves closer walked Mike Moustakas and gave ...


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