Aug 3, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres first baseman Tommy Medica (14) hits a solo home run during the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Game 3 had its share of twists and turns as well. The Padres had a 2-0 lead early, but like Saturday, the Braves battled back to tie it at 2-2. The Padres got runs in the second and fourth innings thanks to an Everth Cabrera sac fly and Tyson Ross’ third RBI of the year. Tyson Ross cruised into the 7th, where the Braves made him and Nick Vincent sweat out of a jam, but not before allowing the game to be tied. Ross finished with 7 strikeouts in 6 innings. Tommy Medica then did what he has done most of the past few weeks, came through in the clutch. He smacked a line-drive home run in the bottom of the 8th inning, giving him his third of the series and the Padres a 3-2 lead. The lead didn’t last long as Jason Heyward made a quick trip around the bases after a leadoff double to tie the game. The Padres had a golden opportunity in the 10thand all seemed lost once Rene Rivera’s attempted bunt turned into an unorthodox double play. But Cabrera got a chance with Alexi Amarista in scoring position and he delivered and the Padres walked off for the second straight game.