MLB: Atlanta 7, Cincinnati 2

May 8, 2013 at 5:57 PM

CINCINNATI, May 8 (UPI) -- Dan Uggla smacked two solo homers and Freddie Freeman added a grand slam Wednesday, powering the Atlanta Braves over Cincinnati 7-2.

Uggla's first blast in the fourth inning erased a 1-0 deficit and his second homer two innings later put the Braves ahead to stay at 2-1.

Atlanta put the contest away with five more runs in the eighth, highlighted by Freeman's grand slam, as the Braves cruised to a victory in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Andrelton Simmons went 4-for-5 and Jordan Schafer added three hits for Atlanta.

Mike Minor (4-2) hurled seven innings of one-run ball to record the decision, walking three and striking out seven.

Reds starter Mike Leake (2-2) fanned six over seven full frames but was touched for four runs on eight hits.

Zack Cozart and Jay Bruce went deep for Cincinnati.

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