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