Upton helps Braves beat Marlins 7-1 in 14 innings - NBC Sports

Upton helps Braves beat Marlins 7-1 in 14 innings
Miami Marlins' Kevin Slowey pitches to the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 8, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
July 8, 2013, 11:36 pm

MIAMI (AP) Justin Upton broke a tie by driving in two runs when he doubled in a six-run 14th inning for the Atlanta Braves' first hit since the sixth, and they beat the Miami Marlins 7-1 Monday night.

Five Miami relievers combined to retire 24 consecutive Atlanta batters before Reed Johnson walked to start the 14th against Chris Hatcher (0-1). Jason Heyward walked with one out, and Upton's double scored both runners.

Gerald Laird hit a two-out, two-run single. Chris Johnson hit an RBI single with the bases loaded, and another run scored when the ball skipped past left fielder Justin Ruggiano for an error.

Seven relievers for the two teams combined to retire 30 straight batters from the eighth to the 13th. David Carpenter (2-0) pitched two innings and escaped a jam in the 13th.

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