Heyward hits 3-run blast off Zambrano
ATLANTA -- Jason Heyward is living up to the hype so far.
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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