San Diego 4, Atlanta 1

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 13, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Runge, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Jordan Baker, Third Base - Ted Barrett,
Attendance - 18250

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Diego 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4 12 2
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Diego 52-65 27-30 25-35 W1
Atlanta 66-49 32-27 34-22 L2

Recap


Padres 4, Braves 1: Chase Headley celebrated being named National League player of the week by hitting a homer and driving in two runs, and Eric Stults pitched into the eighth inning as visiting San Diego won the opener of a four-game series.

The Padres, whose six-game winning streak ended Sunday at Pittsburgh, won for the eighth time in 10 games. Stults (3-2) went 7 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and one run with no walks and three strikeouts.

Atlanta starter Mike Minor (6-9) allowed nine hits and three runs in six innings, walking none and striking out three. The Braves have lost consecutive games for the first time since July 22-23.

Headley, who hit .333 last week with three homers and 11 RBIs, drove in Stults with a fifth-inning single to left, staking San Diego to a 2-0 lead. Yonder Alonso’s single to center plated Chris Denorfia in the sixth to put the Padres ahead 3-0.

Headley’s 19th homer of the season, a solo shot to center off Chad Durbin in the seventh, made it 4-0. Dale Thayer pitched the ninth for his sixth save.

Atlanta's Martin Prado finished 2-for-4, his two-out triple to right in the eighth scoring Michael Bourn.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The first pitch was delayed 25 minutes by rain. … Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez announced Monday the Braves will employ a six-man rotation starting Friday until the end of the month. … San Diego’s Logan Forsythe, who has played mostly second base this season, started at shortstop for the first time this season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Diego   Atlanta
Eric Stults Player Mike Minor
Win W/L Loss
7.2 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 9
1.17 ERA 4.50
Hitting
San Diego   Atlanta
Yonder Alonso Player Martin Prado
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 4
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Diego 12 1 18 .353 14 6 4 0 0 2
Atlanta 5 0 7 .152 5 5 1 0 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against San Diego. The Braves have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .490 after a loss.
  • San Diego will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Padres have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .424 after a loss.