Upton, who entered the game hitting only .186, had a two-run homer and three singles after striking out in his first two at-bats. The single in the 11th off Ryan Webb (1-5) drove in pinch-runner Paul Janish from second base.
Luis Ayala (1-1) pitched a scoreless 11th.
With two outs, Webb walked Dan Uggla, bringing Upton to the plate.
Where do closers come from? By next September, you'll likely be rooting for a fireman who wasn't the closer in April -- and very well could be a pitcher you've never heard of who had never before recorded a major league save.
Somehow, teams and fans continue to condone offensive mascots. But while it might be difficult to finally let them go, it is not complicated.
There is reportedly "some momentum" toward an agreement between Seattle and the veteran outfielder.
Minnesota has reportedly put out feelers regarding a pair of starters and several relievers.
The Mexican baseball league is on track to get its first female umpire in the 2018 season. On Wednesday, the league said that Paulina Rojas and Luz Alicia Gordoa are in training and at least one of them will officiate during the regular season.
What Shohei Ohtani wants to do hasn't been seen in MLB since Babe Ruth. How could teams structure his playing time as a rotation and lineup regular?