Both of Uggla's homers were solo shots off of Reds starter Mike Leake. "It's still a work in progress, but I'm definitely going in the right direction," said Uggla, who raised his average to .209. "It just felt good that I got first grand slam in major leagues," he said. That was more than enough offense for Braves starter Mike Minor, who was stellar throughout. The Braves took all the stress out of it by sending nine batters to the plate for five runs in the eighth off three Reds pitchers.