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Padres score 3 in 7th, top Braves again

Jun 1, 2011 - 3:53 AM Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Chris Denorfia went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored, as the San Diego Padres used a three-run seventh inning to beat the Atlanta Braves, 5-4, in the second test of a three-game series.

Ryan Ludwick went 4-for-5 with a run batted in for the Padres, who have won four in a row. Chase Headley and Jorge Cantu both added an RBI apiece.

Mat Latos (3-6) gave up two runs on five hits over six innings to pick up the win. He also struck out seven and walked four.

"We played an all-around good game," Latos said. "This is a team that we can be. I still think we can be better."

Freddie Freeman went 3-for-4 with two RBI for the Braves, who suffered a 3-2, 10-inning loss in the opener of this series on Monday. Chipper Jones also knocked in two runs in defeat.

Atlanta starter Mike Minor (0-2) went six-plus frames, allowing three runs on eight hits.

"I feel like I gave us a chance to win," Minor said. "That's a tough team. Right now, they're getting hot."

With the scored tied at 2-2, the Padres plated three runs in the seventh. Pinch-hitter Eric Patterson led off with a walk to chase Minor from the game. Cody Gearrin was called in from the bullpen. Patterson stole second and crossed the plate on Denorfia's base hit. Headley singled two batters later to put men on the corners. Ludwick and Cantu followed with consecutive RBI singles to make it a 5-2 game.

Atlanta got a run back in the home seventh. Luke Gregerson put a runner on third with two outs. Jones stepped to the plate and hit an RBI single to right to cut the gap to 5-3.

Cory Luebke recorded the final out in the seventh and pitched a scoreless eighth. Heath Bell picked up his 14th save of the year despite giving up an RBI single to Jones in the ninth.

The Padres got on the board in the third inning. Jason Bartlett worked a two- out walk and came around to score on Headley's double to left-center field for a 1-0 lead.

Atlanta scored twice in the fourth to go in front. Brian McCann led off with a walk and moved to second on Eric Hinske's infield single. Freeman drove in both runners with a double to left-center field to give the Braves a 2-1 edge.

San Diego responded with a run in the fifth to tie the game. Denorfia doubled and Bartlett singled to put men on the corners with nobody out. Headley then plated a run when he grounded into a double play.

Game Notes

The Braves won two of three meetings in San Diego from April 25-27...Latos improved to 2-2 in five career starts against the Braves...Minor's single in the third was his first-career hit...Atlanta's Martin Prado saw his home hitting streak end at 19 games...Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin missed his fourth straight game. An MRI on his ailing right knee showed no structural damage...Headley extended his hitting streak to 10 games...The Padres had 14 hits.








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