Braves hit 4 homers, beat Cubs 7-3

ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Heyward and Brian McCann each hit a two-run homer in the first inning, helping Mike Minor and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 on Thursday night.

Freddie Freeman and Juan Francisco also connected for Atlanta, which salvaged a split of the four-game series. Minor (5-6) held the Cubs without a hit until the fifth and gave up three runs, two earned, and three hits in 6 1-3 innings overall.

Matt Garza (4-7) threw 94 pitches in four innings for Chicago. He allowed five runs and five hits.