MLB: Atlanta 6, Chicago Cubs 5

April 6, 2013 at 11:13 PM

ATLANTA, April 6 (UPI) -- The Upton brothers -- B.J. and Justin -- both hit solo homers in the ninth inning Saturday to rally Atlanta past the Chicago Cubs 6-5.

Atlanta scored five times in the final two innings to come back from a 5-1 deficit and win its second straight game.

The Braves closed within one thanks to a three-run eighth that included an RBI single from Dan Uggla and a two-run base hit by Ramiro Pena.

Carlos Marmol (0-1) then came on for the Cubs in the ninth in hopes of preserving the lead, but B.J. Upton led off with a homer to center on a 3-1 pitch. After Jason Heyward hit a hard liner to left for an out, Justin Upton it a 1-2 pitch over the center-field wall for the game-winner.

It was Justin Upton's second blast of the game following his solo shot in the first.

Eric O'Flaherty (1-0) picked up the win by pitching a scoreless top of the ninth.

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