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Justin Upton's 3-run HR lifts Braves past Reds 5-4
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (19) is tagged out by Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis (24) as he tries to score on a fly ball in the first inning of Friday's game in Atlanta. - photo by John Bazemore | Associated Press
ATLANTA — Justin Upton hit a three-run homer to continue another strong April, Ervin Santana earned his third win and the Atlanta Braves held off the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Friday night. Craig Kimbrel gave up a leadoff single to Roger Bernadina and walked Zack Cozart to open the ninth. Kimbrel struck out Brayan Pena and Chris Heisey before earning his seventh save on Joey Votto's groundout.
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