DENVER (AP) - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton of the Atlanta Braves hit back-to-back homers for the first time in their careers during the fifth inning of the second game in Tuesday's doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies.
It was the 27th time in major league history brothers hit homers in the same game but only the second time they did it in consecutive at-bats. Lloyd and Paul Waner of the Pittsburgh Pirates homered successively on Sept. 15, 1938.
B.J. Upton homered to left off Jon Garland to start the fifth, his third of the season. Justin Upton, who homered in the first game as part of Atlanta's 4-3 victory, then drove Garland's first pitch over the wall in center for his major league-leading 11th home run.
The Uptons have homered in the same game three times this season.

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Cubs look to finish sweep of Green's Padres   After trouncing Arizona over the weekend, the Padres felt optimistic about their chances of giving the Cubs a competitive series. Leave it to the North...
Thumbnail Phillies vs. White Sox Pick Will Chicago White Sox win their fourth straight when they play host to the Philadelphia Phillies tonight at...
Thumbnail Red Sox vs. Rays Prediction With their best pitcher on the mound tonight in Tampa, will the Red Sox cash as a runline favorite versus the Rays at 7:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Angels vs. Blue Jays Free Pick Given their struggles when tonight's starter pitches, the Angels are a poor bet to beat the Blue Jays tonight at 7:07PM ET.
Thumbnail Royals vs. Marlins Pick The Kansas City Royals look for a 10th straight win when they face the Miami Marlins tonight at 7:10PM ET.
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages