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BJ Upton Hits First HR for Braves in 6-1 Win

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BJ Upton homers against the Tigers. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - B.J. Upton hit his first home run in an Atlanta Braves' uniform, a two-run drive off Doug Fister in the fourth inning Sunday of a 6-1 win over the Detroit Tigers.

Upton, who like brother Justin joined the Braves during the offseason, is batting .368 (7 for 19) in the exhibition season. Justin Upton had an RBI double in the fifth against Bruce Rondon.

Tyler Pastornicky and Dan Uggla also homered for Atlanta, and the Braves' Joey Terdoslavich went 1 for 2 to raise his batting average to .625 (10 for 16).

Braves starter Mike Minor allowed one hit in three scoreless innings, combining with six relievers on a three-hitter.

Tigers starter Max Scherzer, slowed by a sore right shoulder at the end of last season, breezed through two hitless innings in 14 pitches and retired six straight batters.

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