Printed on: July 10, 2013

Upton goes wild vs. Miami


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MIAMI -- Justin Upton homered, doubled twice and scored three runs to help the Atlanta Braves earn their 27th comeback victory with a 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

The Braves, who lead the NL in come-from-behind wins, overcame deficits of 3-1 and 4-3.

Pitchers for the two teams combined to retire 30 consecutive batters Monday, when Atlanta won 7-1 in 14 innings. But the second game of the series was a slugfest, with Upton leading the way.

He doubled home a run in the third, doubled and scored to make it 4-all in the fifth, then hit his 16th home run -- but first since June 12 -- leading off the seventh against reliever Ryan Webb.

In Monday's marathon, Upton hit a two-run double to put Atlanta ahead in the final inning.

Julio Teheran (7-4) allowed one earned. All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth for his 24th save in 27 chances, and Atlanta improved to 12-2 at Marlins Park since it opened in 2012.

Henderson Alvarez (0-1) allowed five runs, four earned, in six innings for Miami.

Around the Majors

ROYALS 3, YANKEES 1: James Shields wiggled out of early trouble and got home run help from Billy Butler and David Lough as Kansas City sent New York to its third straight loss.

Center fielder Lorenzo Cain contributed four nifty catches, defensive replacement Elliot Johnson ranged a long way for a grounder and Kansas City backed Shields (4-6) with a pair of double plays.

CC Sabathia (9-7) gave up seven hits in his second complete game.

Once again, the Yankees had trouble scoring. They've managed exactly one run in each of their last three games -- not since 2005 had they scored one run or fewer in three straight, STATS said.

The hitting slump left the Yankees with a three-game home losing streak for the first time since they dropped four in a row in late July 2012.

Greg Holland worked the ninth for his 22nd save, and second in two nights.

PHILLIES 4, NATIONALS 2: At Philadelphia, Cole Hamels threw eight sharp innings, Michael Young hit a two-run double and Philadelphia beat Washington for its third straight win.

BREWERS 2, REDS 0: At Milwaukee, Wily Peralta tossed a three-hitter for his first career shutout and Logan Schafer hit his first homer, a two-run shot that lifted Milwaukee to a victory over Cincinnati.

CUBS 7, ANGELS 2: At Chicago, Alfonso Soriano hit two of the Cubs' season high five home runs and Travis Wood earned his first win in nearly six weeks in a victory over Los Angeles.

RANGERS 8, ORIOLES 4: At Baltimore, Adrian Beltre went 4 for 4 with two homers and a season-high five RBIs to help Texas beat Baltimore.

WHITE SOX 11, TIGERS 4: At Detroit, Alex Rios tied an American League record with six hits in a nine-inning game and Adam Dunn hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Justin Verlander in the eighth to lift Chicago over Detroit.

INDIANS 3, BLUE JAYS 0: At Cleveland, Ubaldo Jimenez and three relievers combined on an eight-hit shutout as Cleveland defeated Toronto.

RAYS 4, TWINS 1: At St. Petersburg, Fla., Chris Archer pitched six strong innings, and Matt Joyce and Kelly Johnson drove in two runs apiece to help surging Tampa Bay extend its winning streak to a season-best six games with a victory over sputtering Minnesota.