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Upton solid in return to Arizona as Braves pound D'backs

11:58 PM, May 13, 2013   |    comments
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Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Justin Upton showed no mercy on his former club in his first game back at Chase Field.

The former D'Back went 4-for-5 and his towering two-run shot began a game- breaking four-run sixth inning, as the Atlanta Braves pounded Arizona, 10-1, in the opener of a three-game set.

After six seasons with Arizona, Justin Upton was shipped to Atlanta this past offseason and has produced in a big way. He blasted his 13th homer of the season -- his first since April 27 -- and fell a triple short of the cycle on Monday.

Another former Diamondback, Chris Johnson, produced a two-run homer and drove in three while accumulating three hits. Brian McCann belted a solo homer and knocked in three runs while Mike Minor (5-2) tossed 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball. He struck out four and gave up eight hits.

Arizona, losers of three straight, continued to struggle offensively despite recording 10 hits. In the D'Backs' last six games, they've scored only 12 runs.

Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo homer and Martin Prado, who Arizona acquired for Upton, went 2-for-2. Wade Miley (3-2) took the loss after surrendering seven runs -- six earned -- on six hits over five-plus frames.

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