Justin Upton launches a solo homer in the third inning. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)
By Jesse Sanchez / MLB.com
Max Scherzer turned in his longest outing of the season, surrendering just three hits and a walk in 7 2/3 scoreless innings. He was rewarded with the victory thanks to Justin Upton, who smacked a homer in the third inning and singled home another run in the seventh.
a-Grounded into a forceout for Pena, R in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Young, C 2 (14, Sanchez, J, Sanchez, J). HR: Upton, J (12, 3rd inning off Sanchez, J, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Ojeda; Young, C 4; Byrnes; Upton, J 5. RBI: Upton, J 2 (37). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Drew; Roberts, R 5; Young, C; Byrnes. Team RISP: 1-for-14. Team
BASERUNNING SB: Young, C (9, 3rd base off Sanchez, J/Whiteside), Ojeda (2, 2nd base off Sanchez, J/Whiteside), Upton, J (9, 2nd
base off Sanchez, J/Whiteside). CS: Upton, J (2, 3rd base by Medders/Whiteside). PO: Reynolds, Ma (1st base by Whiteside).