"I've never had that before," Heyward said. "I'm glad we got it [addressed] last night and I feel better."
The 12-game winning streak the Braves carried into Wednesday began the day Heyward was moved into the leadoff spot. Heyward has batted .310 with a .420 on-base percentage and a .548 slugging percentage during this span. And he continued his success by stroking a double leading off Wednesday's game and then coming around to score on Freddie Freeman's RBI single.
"I want to be in every game I can," Heyward said. "It's a fun time of year for us. It's a good time of year for us. Every win counts for us right now. We've got to keep it going."
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.