Braves Swept Out Of San Diego With 5-3 Loss To Padres

Denis Poroy

Two double plays and some ill-timed strikeouts by Atlanta's offense, coupled with a long first inning for Paul Maholm, hurt Atlanta's chances to salvage the final game of the series.

Atlanta's visit to San Diego couldn't have been any less fun. Despite facing a 6.33 ERA in Edinson Volquez, the Braves were swept by the Padres by a final score of 5-3.

Spotting the opposition a 3-0 lead in the first inning is never a good idea, but that's exactly what happened. San Diego loaded the bases on a walk, a single, and a Dan Uggla throwing error; Paul Maholm walked Kyle Blanks to force in a run, and Logan Forsythe hit a two-run single to center.

Atlanta got one run back in the third inning on three straight one-out hits; Justin Upton chased home Andrelton Simmons on a single to left. Another double play off the bat of Freddie Freeman, though, killed the rally.

Maholm pitched three perfect innings after the first before Chris Denorfia hit a two-run homer in the fifth to extend San Diego's lead to 5-1; that proved to be the decisive blow in the game.

Justin Upton blasted a one-out home run in the eighth off reliever Joe Thatcher, and Atlanta rallied for one in the ninth - Jordan Schafer singled home Dan Uggla - but Justin Upton took a borderline strike three with two on to end the game.

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