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McCann backs Minor's pitching in Braves' win

ATLANTA (AP) - Brian McCann hit a two-run homer, Jason Heyward had an RBI single and Mike Minor ended a nine-start winless streak in the Atlanta Braves' 5-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

The Braves have won three straight following a 1-5 stretch.

Toronto manager John Farrell, who called a team meeting before the game to let pitcher Ricky Romero address comments he made in criticizing the offense on Monday, watched the Blue Jays struggle at the plate for the third straight game.

Minor (1-2) allowed five hits, one run, one intentional walk and struck out a season-high eight in seven innings.

The Blue Jays have scored two runs in losing three straight for the first time since April 30-May 3. They have dropped eight of 12 overall.

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