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      Upton brothers homer in 9th to lift Braves over Cubs 6-5

      Justin Upton's homerun in the bottom of the 9th inning gave the Atlanta Braves a walk-off 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs Saturday night/ (Fox Sports South)

      By GEORGE HENRYAssociated Press

      ATLANTA (AP) - 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 two 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 3 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.

      Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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