All-Star Freeman's 4 RBIs help Braves top Reds 6-5

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Associated Press

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 10:06 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman celebrated his newly won All-Star berth by driving in four runs with three hits and the Atlanta Braves beat Mat Latos and the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 on Thursday night.

Freeman held off Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig to win the fan voting for the final spot on NL All-Star roster. The first baseman drove in two runs with a first-inning double and added run-scoring singles in the second and fourth innings.

Justin Upton also had three hits to help Tim Hudson (6-7) earn his second straight win. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 25th save.

Latos (8-3) lasted only four innings in his shortest start of the season.

Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left the game in the second inning with a strained right hamstring.

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