Alex Wood, Justin Upton lead Braves over Astros 4-0 - CBS46 News

Alex Wood, Justin Upton lead Braves over Astros 4-0

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HOUSTON (AP) -

Justin Upton homered for the second straight game and drove in three runs, Alex Wood pitched seven sharp innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros 4-0 on Wednesday night.

Shae Simmons and Juan Jaime finished the combined three-hitter as the Astros were shut out for the 10th time this season.

The Braves had just two hits when Upton launched his 16th homer, a two-run shot into the bullpen in right-center, to make it 3-0 in the seventh inning. Collin McHugh (4-6) had plunked Jason Heyward to set up things for Upton.

Upton drove in Atlanta's first run with a sacrifice fly in the second.

Wood (6-6) was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to make his first start since May 4 after appearing in 11 games out of the bullpen in his last stint with the Braves. He allowed three hits and struck out four with one walk.

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