ATLANTA -- Some stories are too good to be true.
No, Roy Hobbs didnt shatter the lights at New York stadium in his last at-bat. That was a movie. So was the one where the ghost of Kevin Costners dad came walking out of an Iowa cornfield to play catch.
But Saturday night in Atlanta was very real indeed. And for the first time in the history of baseball, brothers hit ninth inning homers, one to tie a game that seemed hopelessly lost, and the other to win in walk-off fashion. And they did it with their father in attendance.
Taking three cuts after the Braves come-from-behind 6-5 win over the Cubs.
1. Never, Ever!
It took 17 at-bats for B.J. Upton to get his first hit of the season, a high chopper to short in the seventh inning that sent Cubs starter Carlos Villanueva to the showers.
Boy, did that change things.
It felt great to get that one and kind of get the monkey off my back, B.J. said. But to come back and hit the home run in the ninth, that was really special.