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The numbers are far from impressive, but B.J. Upton’s production in the leadoff spot of the Atlanta Braves’ lineup exceeds the center fielder’s otherwise epic offensive struggles in an Atlanta uniform. The Braves host the San Diego Padres in the opener of a four-game series Friday, and in 25 games hitting leadoff Upton is batting .252, raising his average from .202 to .216. The Padres, who made headlines this week by dealing Chase Headley to the New York Yankees, have won four of five.