Hot Padres Sweep Braves, Win Homestand

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Aug 1, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor (36) reacts as San Diego Padres first baseman Tommy Medica (left background) rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run during the first inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports


In Game 1, the Padres exploded for 10 runs on a season high and Petco Park record tying 20 hits. 5 of those hits came from one man, Tommy Medica. Two of them were home runs, numbers 5 and 6 for Medica. He also had 4 RBI and 4 runs scored and added a stolen base to boot. Eric Stults finally got a win under his belt, his first since the fourth of July. He only allowed 2 hits and 1 run in 6.1 innings of work. He dropped his ERA below 5 again, now at 4.94. The bullpen added 2.2 innings of shutout ball to seal the win for San Diego. Medica was not the only reason the Padres opened up for 10 runs. Chris Nelson added 3 hits, Jedd Gyorko an RBI double and Everth Cabrera had 4 hits and his 14th stolen base. The Padres were an astounding 8-for-19 (.421) with runners in scoring position on Friday. The Braves put up little fight as their first and only run came in the fourth inning to make it a 5-1 game. This offensive output marks the third time since the All-Star break that the Padres have scored double-digit runs.