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Hinske's 2-run double leads Braves over Royals 8-5

ATLANTA (AP) — Eric Hinske's two-run double broke an eighth-inning tie and Chipper Jones had three RBIs to help the Atlanta Braves win their fifth straight game, 8-5 over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.Melky Cabrera added an RBI single in the eighth off Blake Wood (0-1) for the Braves, who improved to 24-7 at home. Atlanta moved 2½ games ahead of the second-place New York Mets in the NL East.Craig Kimbrel (2-0) earned the win by pitching a scoreless eighth, but it wasn't easy. The right-hander loaded the bases on two walks and his own fielding error before striking out two and escaping the jam on Billy Butler's popup.Billy Wagner struck out two in a scoreless ninth for his 14th save in 16 chances.Jones' RBI double off Kyle Farnsworth in the sixth scored Jason Heyward from second to tie it at 5. Atlanta took a 4-0 lead in the first on two-run doubles by Jones and Omar Infante.The Royals rallied for a 5-4 lead with RBI singles in the second by Brayan Pena and Chris Getz, and with a thr...

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