Heyward, Upton lead Braves in tie with Marlins

By Guy Curtright, Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 8, 2014 at 3:10 p.m.



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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Jason Heyward went 3 for 3, Justin Upton drove in three runs with a single and a double, and an Atlanta Braves split squad tied the Miami Marlins 6-6 on Saturday in a game stopped after nine innings.

Heyward, who hit his second homer of the spring Friday against Boston, has hits in five straight at-bats, raising his average to .348.

Casey McGehee homered and Rob Brantley had a three-run double and a single for the Marlins.

Freddy Garcia, who had retired 15 straight batters in his first two starts for the Braves, allowed six runs on six hits and four walks before being pulled after 2 2-3 innings.

Jacob Turner started for the Marlins and allowed seven hits and two runs in 2 1-3 innings.

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