Upton hit a ground ball to Marlins second baseman Jordany Valdespin with one out in the bottom of the eighth and failed to sprint down the line. Valdespin bobbled the ball but still easily threw out Upton. The play received scattered boos from some of the 26,766 fans in that stands at Turner Field.
“I hit a ground ball to second base and then ran to first base,” Upton said. “Just another play in the game.”