Found August 09, 2013 on BravesWire:
Since returning from the DL on Aug. 3, B.J. Upton is hitting .476 (10-for-21) with 2 doubles. The Washington Nationals, previously referred to as the team to beat in the National League East by almost all of baseball, opened the doors to the Braves at Nationals Park for a 3-game series and closed the door on all hope of winning the division in 2013. As Thomas Boswell wrote this week, they have the talent, but can’t seem to conquer the fundamentals. The Nats are now 3-10 on the season against the Braves. Atlanta swept the Nats, their 4th straight series sweep and their 13th consecutive win, the longest win streak in Major League Baseball since 2002. A big part of the series in D.C. that has surprised many is the performance of center fielder B.J. Upton. Upton had a 4-hit game in the series finale, his first since joining the Braves. Upton returned form the disabled list on August 3rd and has since hit for a .476 average with 10 hits (in 21 at-bats), .522 on-base percentage and .571 s...

Uptons Power Braves to 13th Straight Win

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Tempers cooled Wednesday night but the Braves – and Justin Upton - never did. The Braves and Nationals got through the night without any more benches-clearing brush-ups. They just played another good highly-contested game until the Braves broke it open with a three-run eighth for a 6-3 win and their 13th win in a row. Upton went 3-for-4 with three RBIs on a double and his fifth...

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Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Luis Ayala was minding his own business on Wednesday night, chilling alongside his fellow relievers in the bullpen when his teammate, outfielder Justin Upton mashed an offering from Washington Nationals right-hander Fernando Abad during the top of the 7th inning with the score tied at two apiece. As the ball came […]The post Sitting in bullpen, Luis...

Luis Ayala catches Justin Upton HR ball from bullpen with cap (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Atlanta Braves reliever Luis Ayala did not appear in Wednesday night's game, but did make a great catch from the bullpen with his cap. Read more » Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.

Braves get 13th straight victory

Jason Heyward singled and Justin Upton doubled in a three-run eighth inning Wednesday night in the Atlanta Braves' sweep-capping 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals, a game played nicely by both sides one night after a fastball to Bryce Harper's thigh cleared both benches. Upton also homered, and Kris Medlen (9-10) allowed three runs and three hits over seven innings as...

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Braves 6, Nationals 3

Jason Heyward singled and Justin Upton doubled in a three-run eighth inning Wednesday night in the Atlanta Braves' sweep-capping 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals, a game played nicely by both sides one night after a fastball to Bryce Harper's thigh cleared both benches. Upton also homered, and Kris Medlen (9-10) allowed three runs and three hits over seven innings as...

Luis Ayala Catches Justin Upton’s Home Run With His Hat

Braves reliever Luis Ayala made an impressive snag in the bullpen last night but he didn’t use his hands or his glove. Instead, Ayala caught teammate Justin Upton’s homer to left field with his hat, a feat thats harder that it looks. Understandably, Ayala was pretty pumped after he pulled it off. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

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Braves beat Nationals again, run streak to 13

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2006 Just Minors: Just Autographs Memorabilia Edition (Birthday Break)

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