• Right fielder Jason Heyward had two hits Friday and Gonzalez is happy with the way he's swinging the bat of late.
"Jason has had some pretty good at-bats here in the last five or six games," Gonzalez said. "He had a couple of good at-bats in New York and then two good balls into left-center [Friday]. They looked like they were hit by right-handed hitters. I'm glad he's coming around."
• As the Cubs celebrated following Justin Ruggiano's walk-off single on Friday, Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons was down on the field and not moving after diving to try to stop the base hit.
"I'm not gonna lie to you: it scared me," Gonzalez said. "The game was over and I'm looking up and he's still laying on the ground. He kind of fell in an awkward position, but he said he just got the wind knocked out of him. Good for us. We dodged a bullet there."
Simmons started at shortstop and batted second on Saturday.
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