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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.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Atlanta Braves have come out of the gates hot in the first week of the 2013 season, winning two out of three games against the NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies and sweeping the Chicago Cubs to start the season with a 5-1 record, tying the team with the Diamondbacks and the Rockies for the best record in Major League Baseball.
Although it all comes down to the numbers in the...
The Atlanta Braves trailed the Chicago Cubs 5-1 entering the eighth inning of Saturday’s game. After scratching across three runs against Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa in the eighth they unloaded on Carlos Marmol in the ninth.
B.J. Upton hit a game tying home run, moments later his younger brother hit his second home run of the night giving the Braves a thrilling 6-5 win.
Justin Upton is already in mid-season form
In a game where the Braves were down 5 to 1 heading into the bottom of the 8th, it couldn’t have ended any better! The story that would unfold in the last inning and a half was one that will be told for years to come.
The bottom of the 8th started with a double by Justin Upton where his hustle allowed him to slide safely into 2nd with...
B.J. and Justin Upton never had the nerve to imagine an ending like the one they provided Saturday night - not even after they both moved to the Atlanta Braves this offseason.
One brother homers to tie it in the ninth. The other homers to win it.
''We'd never dreamed of being on the same team, much less coming out here and doing that,'' B.J. Upton said. '...
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This Upton-Upton combination is working out nicely for the Braves.
Justin and BJ Upton became the first brothers to hit a tying and walk-off home run in the same inning in MLB history, per Elias Sports Bureau. BJ went deep off Chicago’s Carlos Marmol to lead off the ninth and tie the Braves-Cubs game at 5 on Saturday. Two batters later, Justin...
Justin Upton is hitting enough for an entire team.
The slugging outfielder went 4 for 4, including his sixth home run, and Paul Maholm allowed one hit in seven innings to help the Atlanta Braves spoil the Miami Marlins' home opener Monday night by winning 2-0.
Upton scored both runs and doubled the Marlins' hit total. The Braves won despite going 0 for 7 with runners in...
The acquisition of Justin Upton is already paying dividends for the Atlanta Braves. On Friday night the outfielder connected on his third home run of the season providing all the offense the Braves needed in a win over the Chicago Cubs.
Upton bumped his average up to .308 after the home run. He also added a sacrifice fly and now has five RBI though the seasons first four games.
BJ Upton (left) and Justin Upton became the first brothers in major league history to homer to tie, then win a game Saturday against Cubs closer Carlos Marmol.
I mentioned earlier this week how Carlos Marmol has been absolutely dreadful for the Cubs.
Now he’s so bad he’s in the record books.
Marmol allowed the game-tying home run to B.J. Upton, then the walk-off winner to his...
After just four and a half games, some fans in Atlanta were getting tired of BJ Upton. He started his Braves career by going 0/16, and some fans were clamoring for the return of Michael Bourn. Of course, every player has gone in a slump before, let alone one as short as 16 at bats, so the concern was a bit ridiculous. But things were much more rosy for BJ's brother Justin, who...
The Braves wrapped a magical series against the Chicago Cubs with a sweep at Turner Field. The series saw a stunning comeback win for the Braves due to the hitting of the Upton brothers. In game 2, BJ Upton homered in the 9th inning to tie the game and brother Justin came through with a walk-off homer. That wasn’t the only magic against Chicago, however. Mike Minor pitched a gem...
MIAMI (AP) --Justin Upton went 4 for 4, including his sixth home run, and Paul Maholm allowed one hit in seven sharp innings to help the Atlanta Braves spoil the Miami Marlins' home opener Monday by winning 2-0.
The Braves earned their fourth consecutive victory and improved to 6-1, their best start since 2007. The Marlins lost their third game in a row and fell to 1-6, their...
The Atlanta Braves held the Florida Marlins to two hits on Monday night behind seven strong innings from starter Paul Maholm. Braves outfielder Justin Upton connected with his major league best sixth home run of the season in the sixth inning providing more then enough offense for the visitors.
Maholm allowed just one hit and three walks while striking out seven to pick up his second...
Freeman’s bat will be missed
Braves hot-hitting first baseman Freddie Freeman has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right oblique. The concern is that oblique injuries can often linger well beyond the initial diagnosis.
Freeman has been an anchor at the clean up spot so far this season, hitting .412 with 1 homer and 7 RBIs. He has provided valuable protection...