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MLB: Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 4

Sept. 28, 2013 at 11:56 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Cameron Rupp rapped a two-run single in the first inning Saturday and Philadelphia survived a late scare to come away with a 5-4 victory over Atlanta.

Rupp's early hit with Cesar Hernandez and Jimmy Rollins aboard put Philadelphia ahead to stay.

Domonic Brown and Chase Utley each drove in a late-inning run to hand the Phillies a 5-1 lead.

They would need the extra runs in the ninth when the Braves' Justin Upton bashed a three-run homer off Philadelphia's Jonathan Papelbon. The closer then proceeded to walk Freddie Freeman and Evan Gattis but finally ended the game on Chris Johnson's groundout.

Luis Garcia (1-1) notched his first major-league win as Philadelphia rebounded from losses in each of the first two contests of the season-ending four-game series.

Upton finished 4-for-5 for the National League East champion Braves.

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