Paul Maholm allowed just an unearned run over 7 1/3 innings in defeating the Twins on Wednesday.
Unfortunately, Maholm's two bad starts this year were really bad, because he's given up just nine earned runs in the other eight. This is the fourth time he's gone without allowing a single earned run. Overall, he's 6-4 with a 3.38 ERA.
Making his first start in eight days, Evan Gattis hit his first grand slam Wednesday against the Twins.
Gattis had two homers off the bench since his previous start on May 14. He has 10 homers in just 122 at-bats on the season. It's hard for the Braves to find playing time for him with Brian McCann and Jason Heyward back, but they have to do a better job than this of mixing him in.
B.J. Upton hit his first homer since April 23 off the Twins' Vance Worley on Wednesday.
It gave him just his second RBI in May. Facing Twins pitching got B.J. going just a little; he's 3-for-7 the last two days. It's just the second time in a month that he's had three hits in a series.
Brian McCann went 3-for-4 with a home run Tuesday in the Braves' 5-4 extra-innings win over the Twins.
Freddie Freeman also had a big game, hitting an RBI double to get Atlanta on the board in the first inning and a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the 10th. McCann singled twice and hit a solo shot in fourth. He is now batting .282/.383/.590 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 12 games since returning from the disabled list.