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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- B.J. Upton hit his first home run in an Atlanta Braves' uniform, a two-run drive off Doug Fister in the fourth inning Sunday of a 6-1 win over the Detroit Tigers.
Upton, who like brother Justin joined the Braves during the offseason, is batting .368 (7 for 19) in the exhibition season. Justin Upton had an RBI double in the fifth against Bruce Rondon.
Tyler Pastornicky and Dan Uggla also homered for Atlanta, and the Braves' Joey Terdoslavich went 1 for 2 to raise his batting average to .625 (10 for 16).
Braves starter Mike Minor allowed one hit in three scoreless innings, combining with six relievers on a three-hitter.
Tigers starter Max Scherzer, slowed by a sore right shoulder at the end of last season, breezed through two hitless innings in 14 pitches and retired six straight batters.
BEST OF MAXIM
If spring training seems longer this year, that’s because it is. One week longer, to be exact. For those players who have agreed to represent their home countries in the World Baseball Classic, however, spring is much shorter than usual. For Braves’ shortstop Andrelton Simmons, spring training is already over (at least for now), and he’s playing meaningful baseball one month...
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- There's an old adage concerning spring training games stating that they don't really matter, a broad-stroke perspective that at least one of the 4,000-plus fans in attendance of the Mets-Braves game Monday afternoon would vehemently deny -- the lone man screaming out the name of seemingly every spring invite on New York's roster. And perhaps in...
Uggla often starts slow in the spring and early season
It is still early in the Braves spring camp, so no need to worry about anything yet, right? Players are still getting into shape and after all, the games don’t count.
That is all true, but in the case of Dan Uggla, is it already time to be concerned? Uggla is notoriously not a good spring and early season player, so we...
Will Fredi Gonzalez guide the Braves to the Eastern Division title in 2013
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez will be managing his seventh big league season in 2013. He managed the Marlins from 2006-2009, and of course, the Braves in 2011 and 2012.
The 2013 Atlanta Braves season will bring Gonzalez’s biggest expectations ever as a major league manager.
Gonzalez has been good...
Justin Upton and Chris Johnson each hit solo home runs, and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 4-2 on Monday.
Upton hit a long home run to left field in the first inning and Johnson, who went 3 for 3, connected in the seventh.
Mets right fielder Marlon Byrd had a hit and two RBIs. Ike Davis doubled and scored.
Tim Hudson, who is expected to be the Braves' starter on...
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) Tim Hudson was pleased with his performance when he was pitching out of jams.
With the bases empty, that's another story.
Hudson allowed six hits and a run while throwing 80 pitches over four innings Monday, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 4-2 win over the New York Mets.
"About 75 of those 80 were stressful pitches," Hudson said.
Jarvis Jones, former Georgia Bulldog linebacker who caused havoc on the football field, threw out the first pitch at the Atlanta Braves baseball game in a Braves uniform. Jones is entering the NFL Draft and is projecting to be a high pick. A nice move by the Braves to let the in state star throw out the first pitch. Jones put up video game like stats this year in the rigorous SEC.
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer Craig Kimbrel has a tough encore in 2013.
After all, he's coming off one of the most dominant seasons for a closer in baseball history.
Kimbrel had 42 saves for the Atlanta Braves, but that only tells part of the story. His ERA was a microscopic 1.01. He allowed just 27 hits in 62 2-3 innings...
Former UGA star Jarvis Jones throws out the first pitch at Braves game. (Photo compliments Disney Sports and Todd Anderson, photographer)
Former UGA star and prospective NFL first round draft choice, Jarvis Jones, was at the Braves’ game Sunday against the Detroit Tigers at Champion Stadium to throw out the first pitch.
Jones was a consensus All-American, and first team All-SEC...