With the wind blowing out Saturday at Wrigley Field, pitcher Mike Minor didn’t give up any home runs and hit one himself. It was a good day to be a Brave.

Chris Johnson hit a pair of two-run homers in his first two at-bats, including one that drove in the first runs of a six-run fourth inning that sent the Braves to a 11-6 win against the Cubs.

The Braves, who had one home run in their previous 12 games, won for just the second time in seven games and evened the series at a game apiece. They’ll send ace Julio Teheran to the mound Sunday against lefty Travis Wood in the series finale and last game before the All-Star break.

The two home runs for Johnson matched his total from the previous 86 games. Johnson homered in the third game of the season and had two homers and 18 RBIs in 332 at-bats since then, before driving balls to the left-field bleachers in the second and fourth innings against Edwin Jackson (5-10).

Minor (3-5) didn’t have one of his best pitching lines – six innings, 11 hits, six runs – but he was good enough to snap his nine-start winless streak and improve to 6-0 in six career starts against the Cubs. The win was the first for the left-hander since May 19 against Milwaukee. He was 0-3 with a 4.86 ERA and 10 homers allowed in nine starts between wins.

His fourth-inning homer off Jackson was the second in 182 career at-bats for Minor, who hit one against the Mets in New York last season on May 25.

Andrelton Simmons had three hits and Justin Upton drove in four runs with two hits including a three-run double in the fourth inning. The Braves were 6-for-9 with runners in scoring position, after going 9-for-61 (.148) in those situations over the previous six games.

Four of the six runs against Minor scored on a passed ball and a pair of wind-blown doubles, including a liner off the glove of center fielder B.J. Upton.

Chris Coghlan added a two-run double in the fifth inning that went over the head of left fielder Justin Upton after he got a bad read on the ball and initially took a step or two in.