ST. PETERSBURG B.J. and Justin Upton have always had a friendly sibling rivalry since their childhood growing up in Chesapeake, Va.
But neither of the former No. 1 major league draft picks could ever have imagined in their wildest dreams the way they would reach a career landmark Friday night separated by more than 1,000 miles but linked by an amazing twist of baseball fate.
They each hit their 100th big-league home runs within about an hour of each other first younger brother Justin, 24, blasting a solo shot for the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning in Philadelphia; then big brother B.J., 27, going deep for the Tampa Bay Rays in the fourth inning against Baltimore at Tropicana Field.
You can't make that stuff up.
Though his little brother beat him to the punch, B.J. still had something special to celebrate beyond the decisive blow in a key 2-0 AL East win for the revived Rays. He became only the eighth player in major league history to amass at least 100 homers a...