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Jason Heyward has six straight multi-hit games

Aug 18, 2013, 10:27 AM EDT

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Lost in the Nationals’ eventual 8-7 win Saturday against the Braves was another big offensive performance from Atlanta’s Jason Heyward.

Heyward, 24, hit a 420-foot solo home run to right-center field in the bottom of the first inning and then tied the game at 7-7 with a 415-foot two-run shot off closer Rafael Soriano in the bottom of the ninth.

He was 2-for-7 with three RBI and two runs scored.

The Braves wound up losing to the Nats in the 15th inning when Adam LaRoche homered to snap the deadlock, but it was Heyward’s sixth straight multi-hit game and he’s now batting .390/.447/.662 with 11 extra-base hits and 23 runs scored over his last 19 contests.

Atlanta currently holds a 14 1/2 game lead in the National League East.

  1. edwardcollinss - Aug 18, 2013 at 10:39 AM


  2. mlenenski - Aug 18, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Its hard to imagine the braves getting very far in the playoffs without two legimate aces for starting pitchers. How far can they go with Mike Minor and Teheran? Is Medlen #3?

    • hockeyfan28 - Aug 18, 2013 at 5:40 PM

      The Rangers came within 1 out of winning the World Series with C.J. Wilson as their number 1 Braves are every bit as good as that Ranger team

  3. scdocal - Aug 18, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Who says Minor or Teheran isn’t a legit #1. They might not have the strikeout numbers but they are up there in every other category. Finally Heyward getting some of these hard hit balls to fall even if it takes launching them over the fence.

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