Freeman, Heyward power Braves past Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers' Kyle Lohse pitches to Atlanta Braves' Jason Heyward during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
Milwaukee Brewers' Kyle Lohse pitches to Atlanta Braves' Jason Heyward during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Freddie Freeman hit a pair of solo home runs and Jason Heyward added a two-run shot to back a solid outing by Alex Wood and power the Atlanta Braves to a 5-2 victory over the Brewers on Tuesday night.

Heyward’s first homer of the season off Kyle Lohse (0-1) put the Braves on top 2-1 in the fifth and snapped a string of 22 scoreless innings against the Brewers.

Freeman opened the sixth with his first homer and added a two-out home run in the eighth to make it 4-1.

Wood (1-0) settled down after allowing a home run to Carlos Gomez on his first pitch. The left-hander allowed one run on five hits in seven innings. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth for the save.

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