For the Braves, Monday's 10-5 win against the Astros was like a salve after a rough opening weekend.

Dan Uggla had a home run and a double and third-base prospect Joe Terdoslavich had a pair of doubles for the Braves had seven more runs and six times as many extra-base hits as they had in their first two games combined — a pair of losses against Detroit over the weekend.

Shortstop prospect Andrelton Simmons and center fielder Michael Bourn added RBI triples and catching prospect Christian Bethancourt had two sacrifice flies and a strong throw to cut down a base-stealer and snuff out an Astros rally in the sixth.

"Good offense all up and down the lineup," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Lot of exciting stuff. I haven't seen a guy throw out a runner like [Bethancourt did] that since Charles Johnson back in his heyday [with the Marlins] when he'd just shut the running game down. That was nice to see."