Medlen wins fourth straight start, Freeman homers as Braves beat Padres 2-1

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Kris Medlen continues to dominate the Padres; Freeman's homer was his 21st of the season; Justin Upton and Chris Johnson had two hits each.

Leave it to Kris Medlen to stop Atlanta's losing streak to the Padres.

Medlen has undeniably been Atlanta's best starter of late, and he pitched into the eighth inning while Freddie Freeman had himself a three-hit night as the Braves finally beat the Padres in 2013 by a final score of 2-1.

Just like yesterday, Atlanta broke the scoreless tie in the fourth inning, but it was Chris Johnson who delivered the run-scoring hit with two outs against Robbie Erlin.

Medlen continued his stellar pitching, allowing just three singles in seven innings and also received support in the form of a Freddie Freeman home run in the sixth; Freeman also had singles in the first and fourth innings. Medlen finished with five strikeouts and four hits allowed in 7.1 innings and has yet to give up a run to the Padres in three career starts covering 24.1 innings.

Chase Headley proved himself to be a pest yet again with a home run off Craig Kimbrel, but Kimbrel sealed the win with a pair of strikeouts in the ninth.

The win, paired with the Nats losing (finally), shaved Atlanta's magic number to 4.

Win Expectancy Chart

Source: FanGraphs
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