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Cabrera's hit in 10th gives Padres win over Braves


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SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres' previously inept offense has become resurgent and it's leading to more victories.

Everth Cabrera singled in the winning run in the 10th inning as the Padres won their second straight extra-innings game with a 4-3 victory over the reeling Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

''Any time you can walk off two times in a row, it doesn't get much more exciting than that.'' said Tommy Medica, the team's hottest hitter.

San Diego, which leads the majors in runs scored since the All-Star break, has won five of six and 10 of 16 since the break.

Medica, who hit a pair of two-run homers on Friday night, put the Padres ahead 3-2 in the eighth with a leadoff solo homer off Anthony Varvaro. Medica was 8 for 12 with five RBIs in the three-game sweep of Atlanta, extending the Braves' losing streak to six games.

''We've got to get it going because it doesn't get any easier,'' Atlanta catcher Gerald Laird said.

Will Venable led off the 10th with an infield single off David Hale (3-4) and Alexi Amarista walked. The Braves got a double play on Renee Rivera's sacrifice bunt attempt with Amarista taking second. Chris Nelson walked to bring up Cabrera. After the Padres pulled off a double steal, Cabrera lined a hard single past second baseman Ramiro Pena.

''Two great games that at the end, we got the big hit,'' Padres manager Bud Black said. ''Inspiring wins for our guys.''

Tim Stauffer (4-2) pitched one inning for the win.

The Braves pushed the tying run across in the ninth off closer Joaquin Benoit. Jason Heyward hit a leadoff double and Evan Gattis then hit a comebacker to Benoit. Heyward broke for third and Benoit's throw was on the bag, but Yangervis Solarte failed to field the throw for an error as it went into foul territory, allowing Heyward to score and tie the game at 3.

The Braves tied the game at 2-all in the seventh when they finally got to Tyson Ross on Heyward's RBI triple and a run-scoring double by Gattis.

Nick Vincent came in and gave up a double to Chris Johnson off the left-field wall but Gattis didn't run on the play and was held at third base. Vincent loaded the bases with a walk before striking out pinch hitter Emilio Bonifacio. Vincent then got B.J. Upton to ground into a third-to-home-to-first double play.

It was the second straight game that Atlanta hit into this same double play.

''What you're looking for is a ball to get through the infield, a pop up, a wild pitch, anything,'' Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ''We're not getting any of that stuff right now.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves: LHP Jonny Venters felt no ill effect the day after his light bullpen session on Saturday. Venters has not pitched since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May 2013.

Padres: C Yasmani Grandal was back in the starting lineup at first base after not starting three straight games with fluid in his right knee.

ON DECK

Braves: Alex Wood (7-8, 3.30 ERA) opens the club's two-game set at Seattle on Tuesday night against Felix Hernandez (11-3, 2.01). Atlanta beat Hernandez the only time it faced him on June 29, 2011.

Padres: After an off day Monday , the club opens a six-game road trip with rookie Jessie Hahn (7-2, 2.01) opposing the Twins Phil Hughes (10-8, 4.12). Hahn has fared better away from pitcher-friendly Petco Park where he is 3-2 with a 2.43 ERA in five starts. Hahn has won all four of his road starts with an ERA of 1.50.

ROSS STILL HOT

Ross continued his recent hot streak as he pitched at least six innings and allowed two earned runs or less for the ninth consecutive start, the NL's longest streak. In his last four outings, Ross has allowed four runs on 18 hits with 31 strikeouts over 25 innings.

MINOR NOT GOING TO MINORS

Braves LHP Mike Minor will not be sent to the minors despite is recent struggles. The Braves decided against sending him to the minors to allow him to work on his control issue. The lefty has given up six earned runs in three of his four starts, including Friday night's 10-1 to the Padres.

 
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Players of the Game
Atlanta

J. Heyward
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
San Diego

A. Amarista
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 0
RBI 0
 

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Atlanta Braves
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
B.J. Upton, CF5000021.211.279.324
Tommy La Stella, 2B5020010.289.363.353
   David Hale, P0000000.067.063.067
Freddie Freeman, 1B5010022.282.370.471
Justin Upton, LF3100112.284.354.501
Jason Heyward, RF4231010.267.355.393
Evan Gattis, C4011001.280.339.530
   Phil Gosselin, PR0000000.182.182.182
   Juan Jaime, P0000000.000.000.000
   Andrelton Simmons, SS0000000.249.298.341
Chris Johnson, 3B4010022.279.302.390
Ramiro Pena, SS-2B2000201.210.284.324
Aaron Harang, P2000012.073.095.073
   a-Emilio Bonifacio, PH1000013.279.322.371
   Anthony Varvaro, P0000000.000.000.000
   James Russell, P0000000.000.000.000
   b-Gerald Laird, PH-C1000011.231.313.299
Totals36382312    
a-struck out for Harang in the 7th
b-struck out for Russell in the 9th
Batting
2B - Jason Heyward (18, Benoit), Evan Gattis (13, Ross), Chris Johnson (23, Vincent)
3B - Jason Heyward (3, Ross)
RBI - Jason Heyward (43), Evan Gattis (43)
SB - Jason Heyward (13, 2nd base off Ross/Rivera), Ramiro Pena (1, 2nd base off Ross/Rivera)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Hale-Johnson-Freeman
Atlanta Braves
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Aaron Harang 6522430 3.41
Anthony Varvaro 1111011 2.91
James Russell 1100000 3.34
Juan Jaime 1100200 2.84
David Hale (L,3-4) 0.2211200 3.24
WP - Aaron Harang (9)
Pitches-Strikes - Aaron Harang 118-73, Anthony Varvaro 20-11, James Russell 15-8, Juan Jaime 27-11, David Hale 16-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Harang 6-9, Anthony Varvaro 1-1, James Russell 1-2, Juan Jaime 2-1, David Hale 1-0
Batters Faced - Aaron Harang 27, Anthony Varvaro 4, James Russell 4, Juan Jaime 6, David Hale 5
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Everth Cabrera, SS4022011.225.264.292
Yangervis Solarte, 3B-2B5000004.259.341.392
Seth Smith, RF-LF4010121.289.384.494
Tommy Medica, LF-1B3111201.280.329.490
Yasmani Grandal, 1B3000003.203.303.371
   a-Jedd Gyorko, PH-2B2000003.181.241.313
   Tim Stauffer, P0000000.200.200.200
Will Venable, CF-RF4120100.225.278.325
Alexi Amarista, 2B-CF4220111.237.284.315
Rene Rivera, C4000104.240.304.440
Tyson Ross, P2011101.163.196.163
   Nick Vincent, P0000000.000.000.000
   Kevin Quackenbush, P0000000.000.000.000
   Alex Torres, P0000000.000.000.000
   Joaquin Benoit, P0000000.000.000.000
   b-Yonder Alonso, PH1010000.217.259.349
   Abraham Almonte, PR0000000.198.252.297
   Chris Nelson, 3B0000100.300.356.350
Totals36410484    
a-grounded out for Grandal in the 8th
b-singled for Benoit in the 9th
Batting
HR - Tommy Medica (7, Varvaro)
SF - Everth Cabrera (3)
SH - Everth Cabrera (9)
RBI - Everth Cabrera 2 (19), Tommy Medica (22), Tyson Ross (3)
2-OUT RBI - Everth Cabrera (9), Tyson Ross (1)
SB - Everth Cabrera 2 (16, 2nd base off Harang/Gattis), Alexi Amarista (9, 3rd base off Hale/Laird), Chris Nelson (1, 2nd base off Hale/Laird)
Team LOB - 13
Fielding
DP - Grandal-Cabrera-Ross, Grandal-Cabrera-Ross-Solarte-Rivera-Grandal
E - Yangervis Solarte (11, Missed catch of throw)
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tyson Ross 6522270 2.62
Nick Vincent 1100110 4.54
Kevin Quackenbush 0.2100000 2.70
Alex Torres 0.1000000 2.21
Joaquin Benoit (BS,1) 1110020 1.79
Tim Stauffer (W,4-2) 1000020 3.72
IBB - Pena by Tyson Ross
WP - Tyson Ross (11)
Pitches-Strikes - Tyson Ross 91-57, Nick Vincent 22-13, Kevin Quackenbush 12-8, Alex Torres 1-0, Joaquin Benoit 19-13, Tim Stauffer 12-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tyson Ross 6-4, Nick Vincent 1-0, Kevin Quackenbush 2-0, Joaquin Benoit 1-1, Tim Stauffer 1-0
Batters Faced - Tyson Ross 24, Nick Vincent 4, Kevin Quackenbush 3, Joaquin Benoit 5, Tim Stauffer 3
Game Information
Attendance - 30861
Game Time - 4:01
Temperature - 74
Umpires - Home - Brian Knight, First Base - Chris Segal, Second Base - Stuart Scheurwater, Third Base - Jim Reynolds