DENVER — B.J. Upton and his brother Justin hit back-to-back homers for the first time, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Colorado Rockies 10-2 Tuesday night to complete a doubleheader sweep that began with the coldest game at Coors Field.
It was the 27th time in major league history that brothers homered in the same game, but only the second time they went deep in consecutive at-bats. Lloyd and Paul Waner of the Pittsburgh Pirates also accomplished the feat on Sept. 15, 1938.
In the first game, Justin Upton, Dan Uggla and rookie Evan Gattis homered in support of a solid outing by Mike Minor (3-1) as the Braves won 4-3 in a game that began in 23-degree weather. It was the coldest game-time temperature in the majors since such data collection began in 1991, according to STATS.
The temperature warmed up for the night game — but only a bit. It was 30 degrees at first pitch.
In the nightcap, B.J. Upton homered off Jon Garland (2-1) to start the fifth inning, his third of the season. Justin Upton drove Garland's next pitch to center for his major league-leading 11th home run.
The Uptons have homered in the same game three times this season.
Atlanta outhomered the Rockies 6-0 in taking both games from Colorado, which entered the twinbill tied with the Braves for the best record in baseball at 13-5.
Diamondbacks 6, Giants 4,11 innings
At San Francisco, Didi Gregorius scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the 11th inning and Arizona beat San Francisco after blowing a late four-run lead.
Gregorius hustled for a one-out double off Santiago Casilla (2-2), and pinch-hitter Alfredo Marte reached on an error by first baseman Brandon Belt. Casilla then threw a wild pitch that allowed Gregorius to score.
Gerardo Parra followed with an RBI double to make it 6-4.
Cardinals 2, Nationals 0
At Washington, Adam Wainwright extended his sterling start to the season — and Washington's mediocre one — by coming within two outs of his second shutout for St. Louis.
Wainwright (4-1) lowered his ERA to 1.93 by allowing five hits in 81/3 innings. Edward Mujica got two outs for his third save.
Brewers 6, Padres 3
At San Diego, Yovani Gallardo pitched into the seventh inning and Milwaukee rode an early offensive outburst against San Diego to its ninth consecutive victory.
The winning streak is Milwaukee's longest since it won 10 straight in August 2003. The Brewers started 2-8 this season.
Cubs 4, Reds 2, 10 innings
At Cincinnati, Carlos Marmol blew a lead in the ninth inning before Darwin Barney bailed him out with a homer in the 10th that lifted Chicago over Cincinnati.
Chicago ended its four-game losing streak after squandering a late lead for the second straight day. The Cubs let a two-run lead get away in the 13th inning of a 5-4 loss Monday.
Pirates 2, Phillies 0
At Philadelphia, Jeff Locke pitched six innings of two-hit ball and Gaby Sanchez homered off Cole Hamels to lead Pittsburgh over Philadelphia.
Locke (2-1) struck out six and walked two. After wriggling out of a jam in the fourth, he retired his last eight batters — striking out three of the final four.
Dodgers 7, Mets 2
At New York, Mark Ellis lined two home runs and hit a hard grounder that sent Mets starter Jonathon Niese limping off for X-rays, leading Los Angeles over New York.
Ellis got four hits and drove in four runs. He hit his 100th career homer in the fifth inning, then connected for a tiebreaking, three-run shot with two outs in the seventh.
Athletics 13, Red Sox 0,7 innings
At Boston, Bartolo Colon allowed three hits and Oakland capitalized on eight walks, two balks and two errors to beat Boston in a rain-shortened game.
The A's broke a scoreless tie with six runs in the third when Seth Smith hit a two-run homer, then added two in the fourth, four in the fifth and one in the sixth to snap a four-game skid.
Colon (3-0) pitched all seven innings and had little trouble in the light-to-medium rain that fell throughout the game.
Astros 3, Mariners 2
At Houston, Marwin Gonzalez homered, Bud Norris rebounded from a tough start last time out and Houston snapped a three-game skid with a victory over Seattle.
The game was tied at 1 when Gonzalez launched his homer about 10 rows into the stands in right field to start Houston's third. Gonzalez, who bats ninth, hit just four home runs in 80 games last season and has three in 16 this year.
Yankees 4, Rays 3
At St. Petersburg, Fla., Ichiro Suzuki hit a go-ahead two-run single in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays.
Robinson Cano ended AL Cy Young Award winner David Price's night with a leadoff single in the ninth. Tampa Bay is winless in all five of Price's starts this year. The left-hander (0-2) allowed three runs and eight hits over eight-plus innings.
Angels 5, Rangers 4, 11 innings
At Anaheim, Calif., Howie Kendrick hit his second home run of the game in the 11th inning and finished with four RBIs, leading Los Angeles over Texas.
Kendrick, who hit a two-run shot in the sixth off Alexi Ogando and an RBI single in the first, drove a 1-1 pitch to left-center against rookie Joe Ortiz (2-1) for his third homer of the season.
Orioles 4, Blue Jays 3
At Baltimore, Manny Machado had two hits and two RBIs, and Baltimore used a four-run second inning to beat R.A. Dickey and Toronto.
Miguel Gonzalez (2-1) allowed three runs in six innings for the Orioles, who have won nine of 13. By taking the first two games of the three-game set, Baltimore improved to 5-2 in seven series.
Twins 4-5, Marlins 3-8
At Minneapolis, Oswaldo Arcia hit his first career home run and Kevin Correia gave up two runs in seven innings, leading Minnesota over Miami in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
The Marlins' offense finally showed some life in the nightcap to salvage the split.
Arcia's three-run homer in the fourth backed Correia (2-1), who allowed five hits and struck out five in the opener. The Twins shrugged off yet another chilly day to win their fifth straight. Brian Dozier had three hits, and Glen Perkins got his sixth save.