Upton brothers both hit 100th career HR

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Arizona Diamondbacks\' Justin Upton swings at a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in Philadelphia. Upton hit his 100th career homer earlier in the game and his brother B.J. also hit his 100th against the Baltimore Orioles. The Diamondbacks won, 4-2. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Justin Upton didn't even get bragging rights for one night.

Brothers Justin Upton and B.J. Upton both hit career homer No. 100 on Friday night, just about an hour apart and in different leagues.

Justin Upton connected for Arizona in the second inning at Philadelphia off Kyle Kendrick. Then it was his older brother's turn. B.J. Upton went deep in the fourth inning for Tampa Bay against Baltimore's Tommy Hunter.

"It was cool. I'm happy for him," Justin Upton said after Arizona's 4-2 win. "It's a big night for the family."

B.J. Upton joins Rickey Henderson, Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonds, Cesar Cedeno, Lloyd Moseby, Eric Davis and Hanley Ramirez as the only players to amass 100 homers and 200 steals before age 28. Upton turns 28 on Aug. 21.

Justin Upton was aware going into the game that he and his brother were tied at 99 homers.

"It was mentioned after the last game," he said. "I definitely wanted to beat him to it."

 
 
 

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