MLB roundup: Colorado’s cold braved by Atlanta

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 on a day that began with the coldest game ever played 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.

In the first game, Justin Upton, Dan Uggla, and rookie Evan Gattis homered in support of a solid outing by Mike Minor as the Braves won, 4-3, in a game that began with a temperature of 23 degrees.


Colorado and Atlanta each began the day at 13-5, tied for the best record in the major leagues.

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Colorado and Atlanta each began the day at 13-5, tied for the best record in the major leagues.

Yankees 4, Rays 3 — Ichiro Suzuki hit a go-ahead two-run single in the ninth inning as New York beat host Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay is winless in all five of David Price’s starts this year. The lefthander (0-2) allowed three runs and eight hits over eight-plus innings.

Robinson Cano ended the AL Cy Young Award winner’s night with a leadoff single in the ninth. After Cano stole second on a pitch by Fernando Rodney that struck out Vernon Wells, pinch hitter Travis Hafner was intentionally walked and Lyle Overbay walked to load the bases for Suzuki.


Dodgers 7, Mets 2 — Mark Ellis lined two home runs and hit a hard grounder that sent Mets starter Jonathon Niese limping off for X-rays, leading visiting 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. His comebacker struck Niese in the lower right leg in the third inning. Niese hopped toward the clubhouse with a bruise, and the Mets said he’s day to day.

Angels 5, Rangers 4 — Howie Kendrick hit his second home run of the game in the 11th inning and finished with four RBIs, leading host Los Angeles over Texas.

Cardinals 2, Nationals 0 — Adam Wainwright extended his sterling start to the season — and Washington’s mediocre one — by coming within two outs of his second shutout, leading visiting St. Louis.

Brewers 6, Padres 3 — Yovani Gallardo pitched into the seventh inning and Milwaukee won its ninth straight, beating San Diego.


Cubs 4, Reds 2 — Carlos Marmol blew a lead in the ninth inning before Darwin Barney hit his first homer in the 10th inning, lifting Chicago over host Cincinnati.

Marmol (2-1), who lost the closer’s job, came on with a runner on second and one out in the ninth to face Joey Votto, who was 1 for 15 in his career off the reliever with nine strikeouts. Votto singled up the middle to tie it.

Pirates 2, Phillies 0 — Jeff Locke pitched six smooth innings of two-hit ball and Gaby Sanchez homered off Cole Hamels to lead visiting Pittsburgh past Philadelphia.

Twins, 4-3; Marlins, 8-5 — 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 chilly day-night doubleheader in Minneapolis.

 The nightcap saw Rob Brantley record a career-best four RBIs as the Marlins rapped out a season-high 16 hits.

Orioles 4, Blue Jays 3 — Manny Machado had two hits and two RBIs, and host Baltimore used a four-run second inning to beat R.A. Dickey and Toronto.

Astros 3, Mariners 2 — Marwin Gonzalez homered, Bud Norris rebounded from a tough start, and host Houston snapped a three-game skid at the expense of Seattle.

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Inclement weather forced the postponements of Cleveland’s game at the White Sox and Kansas City’s game at Detroit. Makeup dates were not announced.