Coming from polar opposite ends of production, B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla each hit their first homers of the spring as the Atlanta Braves coasted to a 6-1 over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday at Champion Stadium.
Upton hit his homer – his first in an Atlanta uniform – in the fourth inning off Doug Fister. Through his first seven games, he's been red hot with a .368 average and three doubles.
Uggla, meanwhile, came into the game having struck out in seven of his last 11 at-bats. He's still just 3-for-21 in Grapefruit League play, but he cranked a homer in the sixth inning off Duane Below.
Mike Minor also turned out a solid outing over his three innings of work. He gave up one hit and one walk while fanning three batters.
Juan Francisco brought his Grapefruit League average to .333 with a single and a double, furthering his cause to become Atlanta's starting third baseman. Chris Johnson has provided him with some stiff competition so far though with a .313 average.
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