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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 opening day, threw 80 pitches in four innings, allowing six hits and one run. He struck out two.
Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt threw out two base runners and nearly hit Hudson with the ball on one of the throws to second.
Mets starter Jeremy Hefner went three innings, allowing three hits and struck out two.
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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....
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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.
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