Upon request from Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, umpires went to the video room to determine whether the ball would have cleared the wall without the fan's interference. After a lengthy review, the umpires returned to the field and reversed their call, leaving Upton with a ground-rule double.
Upton, who returned from the disabled list Saturday, has not homered since hitting two against the Giants on June 15. After returning to second base, Upton scored on a Jason Heyward two-out single that gave the Braves a 3-1 lead.
"I looked at it," Upton said after Atlanta's 4-1 victory. "It's debatable. But I guess they thought otherwise. We ended up scoring -- that's all that matters. It would have been a little more frustrating if we hadn't come across a couple runs that inning."
In the bottom of the second, the Braves benefited from the umpiring crew's decision to reverse a home run that was initially awarded Carlos Ruiz. After a quick video review, the umpires determined that Ruiz's drive to left field did not clear the metal railing atop the outfield wall before bouncing back into play.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.