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B.J. Upton lifts Braves past Nats
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Atlanta Braves center fielder B.J. Upton makes a sliding catch on a fly ball Saturday from Washington Nationals' Danny Espinosa in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Atlanta. - photo by Associated Press
ATLANTA — B.J. Upton returned to the lineup and had two hits, including a game-ending single in the 10th inning that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night. Upton, hitting only .145 at the start of the game, had been held out of two straight starts by manager Fredi Gonzalez, who hoped the rest would jumpstart the center fielder. And Upton came through with a single to right field off Henry Rodriguez (0-1) to drive in Jordan Schafer from second base.