Braves' Heyward homers in first at-bat

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ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Heyward is living up to the hype so far.

The Atlanta Braves' 20-year-old rookie hit a three-run home run
off Carlos Zambrano in his first major league at-bat.

With fans chanting "Let's go, Heyward!" the rookie's
first-inning homer into the Braves' bullpen in right field gave
Atlanta a 6-3 lead.

Heyward became the sixth player in team history to hit a home
run in his debut, following Jordan Schafer last year. Schafer's
homer also came in his first at-bat.

Heyward started his day by catching the ceremonial first pitch
from Hank Aaron before the game.

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