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January 24, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
The Atlanta Braves acquired Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday in exchange for five players, according to MLB.com. The Braves received Upton and Chris Johnson in exchange for Martin Prado, shortstop prospect Nick Ahmed, Class A infielder Brandon Drury and right-handed pitchers Randall Delgado and Zeke Spruill. "Bittersweet day for me," Upton tweeted . "So happy to get the chance to play with my brother in Atlanta but will miss the city and the fans here in Phoenix.
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May 17, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
ATLANTA - With Hanley Ramirez and Mark Ellis expected to return from their injuries at some point, the Dodgers figure to hit better in coming months than they are now. The recent activation of Zack Greinke moved a depleted rotation closer to full strength. But the problem that was exposed in an 8-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Friday night could be something that hinders them for the remainder of the season. Their bullpen is a mess. The magnitude of the issue was exposed in the opener of a three-game series at Turner Field, when Manager Don Mattingly was all but forced to leave in left-hander Paco Rodriguez to face National League home run leader Justin Upton with the game on the line.
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January 25, 2013 | Staff and Wire Reports
Justin Upton is having a family reunion in Atlanta. Arizona traded its star right fielder to the Braves on Thursday in a seven-player deal that sent former All-Star infielder Martin Prado to the Diamondbacks. For the first time since he was a high school freshman, Upton will have older brother B.J. Upton as a teammate. The brothers combine with Jason Heyward, who won a Gold Glove in 2012, in an outfield potentially packed with power and speed. "If we push ourselves to the next level, I feel with the extra push from each other there's no question we can be the best outfield in baseball," Justin Upton said in a telephone interview.
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May 17, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
And there things were going so well. The Dodgers opened their six-game road trip Friday in Atlanta, survived a middling start by Hyun-Jin Ryu to jump out to a 4-2 lead after five innings. Then after a little bloop single and a fielding error by third baseman Luis Cruz, the call went to Dodgers left-hander Paco Rodriguez, who had not allowed a run in his last seven appearances. BOX SCORE: Atlanta 8, Dodgers 5 But after a walk to Jason Heyward, Rodriguez surrendered a grand slam to Justin Upton and the Braves went on to an 8-5 victory at Turner Field.
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July 30, 2009 | Associated Press
at Arizona 4, Philadelphia 0: Justin Upton homered and drove in three runs and Chris Snyder added a solo shot for the Diamondbacks. at San Francisco 1, Pittsburgh 0 (10 innings): Randy Winn lined a run-scoring single down the first-base line with two out in the 10th inning and the Giants completed a three-game sweep. at Florida 6, Atlanta 3: Pitcher Josh Johnson improved to 10-2 and also hit a three-run home run for the Marlins.
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May 17, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
ATLANTA - With Hanley Ramirez and Mark Ellis expected to return from their injuries at some point, the Dodgers figure to hit better in coming months than they are now. The recent activation of Zack Greinke moved a depleted rotation closer to full strength. But the problem that was exposed in an 8-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Friday night could be something that hinders them for the remainder of the season. Their bullpen is a mess. The magnitude of the issue was exposed in the opener of a three-game series at Turner Field, when Manager Don Mattingly was all but forced to leave in left-hander Paco Rodriguez to face National League home run leader Justin Upton with the game on the line.
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April 13, 2008 | From the Associated Press
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks keep knocking around West Division foes, with the kid leading the way. Justin Upton went three for three with four runs batted in, including a three-run homer, to power the Diamondbacks to their eighth consecutive victory, a 10-3 romp over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. The 20-year-old outfielder, the first overall pick in the 2005 draft, boosted his average to .415, including five home runs with 10 RBIs. "When you talk about what the upside of this guy is and the kind of player he's going to be down the road," Arizona Manager Bob Melvin said.
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June 2, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
The last time Travis Schlichting pitched four innings was in the Arizona Fall League two years ago. And before that? "High school," he said. But that was how many innings Schlichting pitched in his season debut Wednesday on his way to earning his first major league victory in the Dodgers' 14-inning, 1-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. "Schlichting pitched his tail off," Manager Joe Torre said of the 25-year-old reliever who was summoned from triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday.
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May 17, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
And there things were going so well. The Dodgers opened their six-game road trip Friday in Atlanta, survived a middling start by Hyun-Jin Ryu to jump out to a 4-2 lead after five innings. Then after a little bloop single and a fielding error by third baseman Luis Cruz, the call went to Dodgers left-hander Paco Rodriguez, who had not allowed a run in his last seven appearances. BOX SCORE: Atlanta 8, Dodgers 5 But after a walk to Jason Heyward, Rodriguez surrendered a grand slam to Justin Upton and the Braves went on to an 8-5 victory at Turner Field.
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May 11, 2009 | Associated Press
at Arizona 10, Washington 8: Justin Upton had three hits for Arizona to extend his hitting streak to 17 games. Washington's Ryan Zimmerman had three hits to extend his hitting streak to 28 games. Atlanta 4, at Philadelphia 2: Casey Kotchman had three hits and three runs batted to help lift the Braves. Chicago 4, at Milwaukee 2: Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run home run in a four-run third inning.
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January 25, 2013 | Staff and Wire Reports
Justin Upton is having a family reunion in Atlanta. Arizona traded its star right fielder to the Braves on Thursday in a seven-player deal that sent former All-Star infielder Martin Prado to the Diamondbacks. For the first time since he was a high school freshman, Upton will have older brother B.J. Upton as a teammate. The brothers combine with Jason Heyward, who won a Gold Glove in 2012, in an outfield potentially packed with power and speed. "If we push ourselves to the next level, I feel with the extra push from each other there's no question we can be the best outfield in baseball," Justin Upton said in a telephone interview.
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January 24, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
The Atlanta Braves acquired Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday in exchange for five players, according to MLB.com. The Braves received Upton and Chris Johnson in exchange for Martin Prado, shortstop prospect Nick Ahmed, Class A infielder Brandon Drury and right-handed pitchers Randall Delgado and Zeke Spruill. "Bittersweet day for me," Upton tweeted . "So happy to get the chance to play with my brother in Atlanta but will miss the city and the fans here in Phoenix.
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June 2, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
The last time Travis Schlichting pitched four innings was in the Arizona Fall League two years ago. And before that? "High school," he said. But that was how many innings Schlichting pitched in his season debut Wednesday on his way to earning his first major league victory in the Dodgers' 14-inning, 1-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. "Schlichting pitched his tail off," Manager Joe Torre said of the 25-year-old reliever who was summoned from triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday.
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July 30, 2009 | Associated Press
at Arizona 4, Philadelphia 0: Justin Upton homered and drove in three runs and Chris Snyder added a solo shot for the Diamondbacks. at San Francisco 1, Pittsburgh 0 (10 innings): Randy Winn lined a run-scoring single down the first-base line with two out in the 10th inning and the Giants completed a three-game sweep. at Florida 6, Atlanta 3: Pitcher Josh Johnson improved to 10-2 and also hit a three-run home run for the Marlins.
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May 11, 2009 | Associated Press
at Arizona 10, Washington 8: Justin Upton had three hits for Arizona to extend his hitting streak to 17 games. Washington's Ryan Zimmerman had three hits to extend his hitting streak to 28 games. Atlanta 4, at Philadelphia 2: Casey Kotchman had three hits and three runs batted to help lift the Braves. Chicago 4, at Milwaukee 2: Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run home run in a four-run third inning.
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April 13, 2008 | From the Associated Press
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks keep knocking around West Division foes, with the kid leading the way. Justin Upton went three for three with four runs batted in, including a three-run homer, to power the Diamondbacks to their eighth consecutive victory, a 10-3 romp over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. The 20-year-old outfielder, the first overall pick in the 2005 draft, boosted his average to .415, including five home runs with 10 RBIs. "When you talk about what the upside of this guy is and the kind of player he's going to be down the road," Arizona Manager Bob Melvin said.
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August 1, 2009 | Associated Press
Colorado 5, at Cincinnati 3: Chris Iannetta and Carlos Gonzalez hit home runs on consecutive pitches leading off the eighth inning to lift the Rockies. at Florida 5, Chicago 2: John Baker drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the eighth inning. Arizona 3, at New York 2: Justin Upton scored the go-ahead run on Sean Green's wild pitch in the eighth inning. at St.
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July 26, 2009 | Associated Press
at Colorado 8, San Francisco 2: Troy Tulowitzki hit a home run and drove in a career-high five runs. at Chicago 5, Cincinnati 3: Aramis Ramirez hit his second home run in two days for the Cubs. at Arizona 7, Pittsburgh 0: Justin Upton hit a home run and drove in three runs. at Milwaukee 4, Atlanta 0: Yovani Gallardo (9-7) gave up four hits in 7 1/3 innings and drove in a run. New York 10, at Houston 3: Jeff Francoeur hit a three-run home run to lead the Mets.
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