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Atlanta (45-50) «30000510312160
San Diego (37-58)100001001380

Braves 12, Padres 3

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SAN DIEGO -- All-Star catcher Brian McCann says he likes being "locked in." His Atlanta Braves teammates like him that way, too.

McCann homered and drove in three runs to help the Braves rout the San Diego Padres 12-3 on Sunday in the rubber game of the three-game series.

McCann, who made the All-Star team for the third time, extended his on-base streak to eight straight plate appearances. That includes three walks Saturday night and a walk and hit by pitch along with his 3-for-3 on Sunday.

"It's good to be locked in. You try to stay locked in as long as you can, because you know that at some point, you're gonna come out of it," McCann said. "Baseball's up and down. I was down for about two or three weeks where I wasn't hitting anything. That's just baseball."

McCann hit his 18th home run off of Padres reliever Josh Banks in the seventh inning. That was after his RBI single in the Braves three-run first inning and before his RBI double in a three-run ninth.

"I think Brian is one of those cerebral hitters who's able to make adjustments on the fly," said Chipper Jones, who will join McCann at the All-Star Game. "Not everyone can do that."

Braves manager Bobby Cox notched his 2,300 career win, fourth all-time among managers.

"Oh, I didn't know that. Now I can tell my wife. She always asks me, and I never have a clue," Cox said.

"We hit the ball pretty good today. I think this will give them a good feeling for a four-day break."

The Braves went into the break at 45-50, 6½ games behind the Phillies in the NL East. It marked just the third time in the last 18 seasons that the Braves have reached the All-Star break below .500.

The woeful Padres lost their second straight and are 37-58, 10 games behind Arizona in the NL West. They are 23-30 at home and 14-28 on the road.

"It would have been good to get to the break with a 'W' today," Padres manager Bud Black said. "But they broke out today."

Black is headed to the All-Star Game as the NL pitching coach, along with his first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.

Atlanta rookie Jorge Campillo, who had more than 40 family and friends from his home town of Tijuana at the game, tossed six strong innings to even his record at 4-4. He had to leave the game in the top of the seventh when he fouled a pitch off his left foot.

Mark Teixeira had two doubles and two RBI, and Brent Lillibridge went 3-for-5 with two RBI.

The Braves took a 3-0 lead in the first on Teixeira's two-run double off Padres starter Randy Wolf (6-9). Atlanta chased Wolf with a five-run sixth inning that featured five singles, and tacked on three more runs in the ninth.

Wolf gave up six runs and six hits in five innings.

Braves starter Tim Hudson made his first major league relief appearance in his nine year career, pitching a perfect eighth. He had made 301 previous starts.

Kevin Kouzmanoff, who had three hits, drove in two of the Padres runs with an RBI single in the first and his 12th home run in sixth off Campillo. Rookie Chase Headley hit his sixth home run, a 434-foot blast off reliever Mike Gonzalez in the ninth.

That home run snapped a 62-inning homerless streak by Braves relievers, dating back to June 22 vs. Seattle.

The 12 runs were the most the Braves have scored since May 21, when they beat the Mets 11-4 in Atlanta.

Notes

McCann leads all major league catchers with 18 home runs and 27 doubles. He has 53 RBI and is hitting .302. ... After going 0-for-2 with one run scored, one RBI, one sacrifice fly and two walks, Jones is now hitting .397 on the road this season (23-for-58) with three doubles, six home runs, 12 RBI and 18 runs scored. He leads the majors in hitting at .376. ... Kouzmanoff has now hit safely in 17 of his last 21 games for the Padres and is hitting .341 over that 21-game stretch with nine doubles, one triple, four homers and 12 RBI. It was his 16th three-hit or more game.

 
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Players of the Game
Atlanta

B. McCann
AB 3
R 3
H 3
HR 1
RBI 3
San Diego

K. Kouzmanoff
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 2
 
Atlanta Braves
Gregor Blanco, LF5211003 .257
Martin Prado, 2B-3B5021013 .276
Chipper Jones, 3B2101201 .376
    Tim Hudson, P0000000 .111
    Corky Miller, C0000000 .093
Mark Teixeira, 1B5222004 .271
Jeff Francoeur, RF5110003 .234
Brian McCann, C3333100 .302
    Mike Gonzalez, P0000000 .000
Mark Kotsay, CF5221002 .279
Brent Lillibridge, SS5132000 .237
Jorge Campillo, P3010012 .238
   a- Ruben Gotay, PH1000001 .216
    Blaine Boyer, P0000000 .000
    Kelly Johnson, 2B1011000 .272
Totals4012161232  
a-flied out for Campillo in the 7th
Batting
2B - Mark Teixeira 2 (23, Wolf, Baek), Brian McCann (27, Baek), Brent Lillibridge (4, Baek)
HR - Brian McCann (18, Banks)
SF - Chipper Jones (3)
SH - Martin Prado (1)
RBI - Gregor Blanco (19), Martin Prado (8), Chipper Jones (51), Mark Teixeira 2 (69), Brian McCann 3 (53), Mark Kotsay (23), Brent Lillibridge 2 (4), Kelly Johnson (38)
2-OUT RBI - Brian McCann (22)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Prado-Lillibridge-Teixeira
Atlanta Braves
Jorge Campillo (W,4-4) 6522241 3.06
Blaine Boyer 1100010 3.93
Tim Hudson 1000000 3.13
Mike Gonzalez 1211021 2.53
Pitches-Strikes - Jorge Campillo 84-53, Blaine Boyer 14-10, Tim Hudson 11-6, Mike Gonzalez 23-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jorge Campillo 6-7, Blaine Boyer 2-0, Tim Hudson 2-1
Batters Faced - Jorge Campillo 24, Blaine Boyer 4, Tim Hudson 3, Mike Gonzalez 5
San Diego Padres
Scott Hairston, CF4110021 .259
Luis Rodriguez, 2B4010000 .154
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4000012 .276
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B4132000 .274
Chase Headley, LF3111112 .280
Jody Gerut, RF3010101 .279
Khalil Greene, SS4000003 .216
Nick Hundley, C4010011 .211
Randy Wolf, P2000010 .147
    Cla Meredith, P0000000 .000
    Bryan Corey, P0000000 .000
    Josh Banks, P0000000 .083
   a- Tony Clark, PH1000000 .239
    Cha Seung Baek, P0000000 .111
    Joe Thatcher, P0000000 .000
   b- Chip Ambres, PH1000011 .200
Totals3438327  
a-grounded out for Banks in the 7th
b-struck out for Thatcher in the 9th
Batting
3B - Jody Gerut (2, Gonzalez)
HR - Kevin Kouzmanoff (12, Campillo), Chase Headley (6, Gonzalez)
RBI - Kevin Kouzmanoff 2 (39), Chase Headley (13)
2-OUT RBI - Kevin Kouzmanoff (15)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Greene-Gonzalez
San Diego Padres
Randy Wolf (L,6-9) 5666310 4.66
Cla Meredith 0.1322010 4.23
Bryan Corey 0.2000000 5.06
Josh Banks 1211001 3.20
Cha Seung Baek 1.1433000 5.25
Joe Thatcher 0.2100000 6.75
HBP - Blanco (by Randy Wolf), McCann (by Randy Wolf)
Pitches-Strikes - Randy Wolf 96-55, Cla Meredith 8-6, Bryan Corey 10-6, Josh Banks 14-8, Cha Seung Baek 23-17, Joe Thatcher 5-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Randy Wolf 5-8, Josh Banks 1-2, Cha Seung Baek 2-2
Batters Faced - Randy Wolf 25, Cla Meredith 4, Bryan Corey 2, Josh Banks 5, Cha Seung Baek 8, Joe Thatcher 3
Game Information
Attendance - 31347
Game Time - 2:53
Temperature - 76
Umpires - Home - Brian Knight, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Brian Runge