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Rank Last Week: 10
Record This Week: 5-1
Average Runs Per Game This Week:
SS Andrelton Simmons
RF Jason Heyward
LF Justin Upton
CF B.J. Upton
2B Dan Uggla
3B Juan Francisco
1B Chris Johnson
C Gerald Lair
The Atlanta Braves were shut down in one game this week, but they looked good in the other five. They scored 31 runs total and absolutely tore the cover off the ball.
Justin Upton was the big bopper of the week, smacking five home runs and seven RBI.
Saturday was the big night, though, as brother B.J. hit the game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth before the younger Upton hit the game-winning home run. It was the first time in MLB history a pair of brothers hit game-tying and game-winning home runs in the same inning.
The one knock on the Braves is thatthey have 47 strikeouts on the year. But most fans knew that coming in and are okay with it as long as the team is winning.
One thing that hurts is that Freddie Freeman is on the DL with an oblique strain, but the Braves showed they could win without him on Sunday.
Upcoming: at Marlins (3), at Nationals (3)