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Heyward Breaks Jaw in Braves Win

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Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Johnson hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and Atlanta beat the New York Mets 4-1 on Wednesday after Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was hit in the right jaw by a pitch.
    
Heyward went down in a heap during a scary scene at Citi Field in the sixth. He was examined by Mets doctors and taken to a hospital for X-rays. According to multiple reports, Heyward suffered a broken jaw and will miss 4-6 weeks.
    
Atlanta, with the best record in baseball and a huge lead in the NL East, got an RBI single from Freddie Freeman and another impressive start by rookie Alex Wood in splitting the two-game series for its 20th victory in 24 games. The Braves also benefited from a disputed call in the 10th.
    
Johnson then launched a drive to left field on Greg Burke's first big league pitch since he was recalled from the minors on Sunday.

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