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McCann, Braves jolt Padres

Jul 14, 2008 - 12:23 AM SAN DIEGO (Ticker) -- All-Star catcher Brian McCann belted a solo homer and drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves cruised to a 12-3 triumph over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.

Mark Teixeira's two-run single highlighted a three-run first inning and Brent Lillibridge had a career-high three hits for Atlanta, which gave Bobby Cox his 2,300 managerial victory. Cox, who has 1,945 victories with the Braves, is the winningest manager in team history.

"Oh, I didn't know that," Cox said of his accomplishment. "Now I can tell my wife because she always asks me and I tell her I don't have a clue. (Winning) 2,300, that means I'm getting old and hanging around. We should be winning more, winning a lot more games."

McCann, who leads all major league catchers with 18 home runs, belted a solo shot in the seventh inning to give Atlanta a 9-2 lead.

He then jump-started a three-run ninth with a run-scoring double.

"I've been taking a better approach," McCann said. "I felt dangerous in May for six weeks or so, but then struggled for a month. I'm just trying to get in a hitter's position and want to be ready for anything. If it's in the zone, I'm going to hit it.

"It's good to be locked in. It's one of those things where you try to stay locked in for as long as you can. You're going to slump. Baseball is an up and down game. It's just baseball."

That was more than enough offense for Jorge Campillo (4-4), who allowed two runs and five hits while striking out four in six innings. The 29-year-old rookie righthander left the game in the top of the seventh after fouling a ball off his left foot.

"It's fine," Campillo said of his foot. "It was just tingling then, but it's fine now."

Kevin Kouzmanoff and rookie Chase Headley belted solo home runs for San Diego, which fell for the 19th time in its last 25 contests.

Randy Wolf (6-9) allowed six runs and six hits in five innings to take the loss.

"It took him a while to get going," San Diego manager Bud Black said of Wolf. "He threw a lot of pitches in the first, got out of the second inning OK and in the 3-4-5 innings, I thought he threw the ball well. Through five innings, he had given up four hits."








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ATLANTA 3 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 3 12 16 0
    SAN DIEGO 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 8 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: ATL - JORGE CAMPILLO, BLAINE BOYER (7TH), TIM HUDSON (8TH), MIKE
    GONZALEZ (9TH) AND BRIAN MCCANN, CORKY MILLER (9TH)
    SDG - RANDY WOLF, CLA MEREDITH (6TH), BRYAN COR

    Jul 13 6:59 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CHASE HEADLEY (6) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 9TH OFF MIKE GONZALEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 12, SAN DIEGO 3
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: J GERUT (.275, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Braves 12, Padres 3  Bot 9, 0 OutsJul 13 6:50 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KELLY JOHNSON SCORED MARK KOTSAY.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, K JOHNSON ON FIRST, B LILLIBRIDGE ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 12
    SAN DIEGO 2 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: G BLANCO (.258, 1-FOR-4, HBP, RBI)

    Braves 12, Padres 2  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 13 6:46 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRENT LILLIBRIDGE SCORED BRIAN MCCANN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B LILLIBRIDGE ON SECOND, M KOTSAY ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 11
    SAN DIEGO 2 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: K JOHNSON (.269, 8 HR, 37 RBI)

    Braves 11, Padres 2  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 13 6:42 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRIAN MCCANN SCORED MARK TEIXEIRA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B MCCANN ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 10
    SAN DIEGO 2 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: M KOTSAY (.275, 1-FOR-4, RBI)

    Braves 10, Padres 2  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 13 6:40 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY BRIAN MCCANN (18) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF JOSH BANKS.
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 9, SAN DIEGO 2
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: M KOTSAY (.277, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Braves 9, Padres 2  Top 7, 0 OutsJul 13 6:03 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY KEVIN KOUZMANOFF (12) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF JORGE CAMPILLO.
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 8, SAN DIEGO 2
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: C HEADLEY (.272, 0-FOR-2)

    Braves 8, Padres 2  Bot 6, 0 OutsJul 13 5:56 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY CHIPPER JONES SCORED GREGOR BLANCO.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, M PRADO ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 8
    SAN DIEGO 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: M TEIXEIRA (.270, 1-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Braves 8, Padres 1  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 13 5:51 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARTIN PRADO SCORED BRENT LILLIBRIDGE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, M PRADO ON FIRST, G BLANCO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 7
    SAN DIEGO 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: C JONES (.377, 0-FOR-1, 2 BB)

    Braves 7, Padres 1  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 13 5:44 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GREGOR BLANCO SCORED MARK KOTSAY.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, G BLANCO ON FIRST, B LILLIBRIDGE ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 6
    SAN DIEGO 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: M PRADO (.273, 1-FOR-2, SAC)

    Braves 6, Padres 1  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 13 5:43 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRENT LILLIBRIDGE SCORED BRIAN MCCANN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B LILLIBRIDGE ON FIRST, M KOTSAY ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 5
    SAN DIEGO 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: J CAMPILLO (.250, 1-FOR-2)

    Braves 5, Padres 1  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 13 5:41 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARK KOTSAY SCORED JEFF FRANCOEUR.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M KOTSAY ON SECOND, B MCCANN ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 4
    SAN DIEGO 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: B LILLIBRIDGE (.171, 0-FOR-2)

    Braves 4, Padres 1  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 13 5:37 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEVIN KOUZMANOFF SCORED SCOTT HAIRSTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K KOUZMANOFF ON FIRST, L RODRIGUEZ ON
    SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 3
    SAN DIEGO 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: C HEADLEY (.278, 5 HR, 12 RBI)

    Braves 3, Padres 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 13 4:26 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ATLANTA 3 3 2 0
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: ATL - JORGE CAMPILLO
    SDG - RANDY WOLF

    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: S HAIRSTON (.259, 14 HR, 28 RBI)
    L RODRIGUEZ (.111, 0 HR, 1 RBI)
    A GONZALEZ (.279, 22 HR, 71

    Braves 3, Padres 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 13 4:18 PM