Apr 1, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton (8) (center) reacts with team mates in the dugout after hitting a home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fifth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

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March 22, 2013; Clearwater, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) works out prior to the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Networks Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports



Freeman Heading to DL

#Braves Freeman not happy club made decision to put him on DL before talking with him. Still steaming in clubhouse.



MLB Daily Lineup Grid

B.J. Upton CF, Jason Heyward RF, Justin Upton LF, Evan Gattis C, Dan Uggla 2B, Juan Francisco 3B, Chris Johnson 1B, Ramiro Pena SS, (Tim Hudson P)



Upton’s ninth-inning homer gives Braves win over Cubs

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. “It’s exciting.”

B.J. led off the ninth inning with a homer and Justin followed one out later with another long ball that lifted the Braves past embattled Chicago Cubs closerCarlos Marmol for a 6-5 victory Saturday night.


Chicago Tribune

Another Marmol meltdown hands Braves 6-5 victory

It took three implosions and twohome runs from the Upton brothers for Cubs manager Dale Sveum to admit it was time.

Carlos Marmol‘s role as the Cubs’ closer is over for now.

Marmol gave up a game-tying home run to B.J. Upton leading off the ninth inning and another to brother Justin one out later, giving the Braves a stunning 6-5 victory over the Cubs before a crowd 38,498 at Turner Field.



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