Upton brothers take out Marmol, Cubs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

B.J. Upton led off the ninth inning with a homer and his brother Justin followed one out later with another long ball that helped the Atlanta Braves rally past embattled Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Marmol for a 6-5 victory Saturday night.

Justin Upton went 3 for 5 with three RBIs. He also homered in the first and now has five homers in Atlanta's first five games.

The Braves rallied from a 5-1 deficit with three runs in the eighth off Kyuji Fukijawa and two in the ninth off Marmol.

Justin Upton's solo shot in the first inning made it 1-all. He followed with leadoff double in the eighth and scored the first of three Atlanta runs that cut the lead to 5-4.

Marmol's blown save, his second in three chances this week, wasted what would have been a victory for starting pitcher Carlos Villanueva.


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