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Upton went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Mets.

Upton's hot streak looked like it could be coming to an end after he went 0-for-9 over the final two games of the weekend series with the Reds, but Tuesday's performance would seem to suggest otherwise. The 27-year-old is now just one RBI away from matching his career-high in the category, and personal bests in home runs and batting average are also within reach.

Justin Upton LF SD 4 Months

Upton went 2-for-3 with a walk and three RBI in Thursday's game at Cincinnati.

Upton also made a sensational leaping catch in left field, so it was an all-around great night for the soon-to-be 27-year old. He's been on fire in general lately, hitting .444 (12-for-27) with three homers and 14 RBI in the last eight games. He needs just five RBI to surpass his previous career best of 88.

Justin Upton LF SD 4 Months

Upton went off for five RBI as part of a 2-for-4 night that featured his 24th home run of the season Tuesday against the Pirates.

The younger Upton is some kind of hot lately, as he's now driven in runs in nine of his last 12 games (16 RBI) while going 14-for-40 (.350) with five homers during than span, increasing his average to .287 on the year. At this rate, barring any unforeseen setbacks, he's going to easily tally the eight RBI required to surpass his career high of 88 set in 2011 with the Diamondbacks, and he may just flirt with breaking his home-run record of 31 set in the same year. Enjoy.

Justin Upton LF SD 4 Months

Upton went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a couple of runs scored in Sunday's 4-3 win over the A's.

Upton has been on an absolute tear at the plate in recent days, as he is now in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak. Over this stretch, the two-time All-Star has set the pace for the Braves' offense with a .360/.484/.800 slash line across 31 plate appearances. Just for good measure, Upton has also thrown in three homers, nine RBI and seven runs scored during the same span.

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Upton (hamstring) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the A's.

Apparently, the hamstring strain Upton suffered Thursday night was very mild, as he is penciled in to occupy his usual spots -- left field and the cleanup spot in the order -- Friday against right-hander Jason Hammel. Upton saw Hammel plenty while he was in the NL, racking up seven hits, including two doubles and a homer, in 27 career at-bats against him.

Justin Upton LF SD 5 Months

Upton left Thursday's game against the Dodgers with a mild left hamstring strain.

Upton tagged up at second base and tried to get to third on a Chris Johnson flyout to right field in the eighth inning, but he slid awkwardly into the bag and strained his hamstring. The team has deemed the strain mild and lists Upton as day-to-day, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he missed at least one start as a result. Emilio Bonifacio seems like the top candidate to see time in left field in his absence.

Justin Upton LF SD 5 Months

Upton left Thursday's game against the Dodgers with an apparent injury, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

An awkward slide into third base in the eight inning left Upton ailing, and he was immediately lifted for a pinch runner. The team figures to elaborate on the nature and extent of the injury following the game.

Justin Upton LF SD 5 Months

Upton was 1-for-3 with a walk and two-run home run in the Braves win over Washington on Friday night.

His 20th of the season, coming in the first inning, was the first of a four home run barrage off of Nats ace Stephen Strasburg. Brother B.J. would hit his eighth later in the game, marking the first time brothers have launched long balls in the same game five times.

Justin Upton LF SD 5 Months

Justin Upton went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo homer in the Braves' 3-2 10-inning loss versus the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Upton's third hit, a round-tripper to left in the ninth inning which tied the game and saddled Kenley Jansen with a blown save, was his 19th of the season. He's riding a modest four-game hitting streak and is now slashing .287/.354/.511. Upton is on pace for 29 homers and 93 RBI.

Justin Upton LF SD 5 Months

Justin Upton (triceps) is in the Braves' starting lineup on Monday night versus the Marlins.

Upton made an early exit from Sunday's series finale against the Phillies with tightness in his triceps. It obviously wasn't a major issue for the slugger.