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Heyward shines in Braves win
Atlants Braves' Jason Heyward rounds second base during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Rick Silva) - photo by Associated Press

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Tim Hudson pitched two sharp innings and rookie Jason Heyward doubled and scored Wednesday as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 9-5.

Hudson missed most of the 2009 season after recovering from Tommy John surgery. The right-hander said he threw pain-free against Mets and went to the bullpen for more tossing after facing only six batters.

Braves rookie Jason Heyward doubled and scored. The 20-year-old outfielder, considered by many the best prospect in baseball, walked twice, singled and stole a base Tuesday against the Mets in their exhibition opener.