LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Justin Upton was eager to get his first hit with the Atlanta Braves.
Boy, it was a memorable one Monday, even if it was just spring training.
Upton launched one of the longest home runs ever seen at the Disney World complex, a towering drive that cleared the grass berm beyond left field, as the Braves picked up their first win of the spring with a 7-6 victory over the Miami Marlins.
Upton's teammates estimated the homer traveled at least 450 feet. He was thrilled just to get a hit after starting 0 for 6 this spring, having joined the Braves -- and older brother B.J. after a blockbuster trade with Arizona.
"I don't know (how far it went). I don't have a tape measure," Justin Upton said. "I hit it good. Everything just happened to fall into place for me and I squared up. Obviously, you know when you've got it. The ball just leaves your bat differently when you catch one square. You more know from the sound. When you hear...