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Upton's grand slam lifts Braves past Dodgers 8-5

By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) - Justin Upton gave Atlanta the lead with a sixth-inning grand slam and the Braves finally unveiled their full-strength lineup, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 on Friday night.

Upton drove in five runs hitting behind Jason Heyward, who had two hits with a RBI in his first game back after having his appendix removed April 22.

It was the first time this season the Braves had Heyward in the lineup along with catcher Brian McCann, who missed the first 30 games while recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.

Scott Van Slyke hit two homers for the Dodgers, who led 4-2 before Upton's third career grand slam.

Paul Maholm (5-4) allowed eight hits and four runs - two earned - in six innings, and Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 12th save.

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