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San Diego Padres Blank Atlanta Braves; Magic Number at 4

September 15th, 2013 at 4:58 PM
By David Batson

San Diego Padres starter Burch Smith struck out ten in seven innings and Chase Headley homered for the third straight game to lead the Padres past the Atlanta Braves 4-0 Sunday afternoon at Turner Field in Atlanta.

Freddie Freeman | Atlanta Braves

Smith (1-1, 6.57) held the Braves scoreless through seven innings of play. Braves starter Julio Teheran (12-8, 3.14) was not sharp, giving up four earned runs on seven hits through 6 2/3 innings pitched.

Headley continued to bully the Braves with two more hits, including his home run, and leadoff man Will Venable added three hits, including a double, for the Padres.

The Braves offense was non-existent, collecting four hits, which included a single by Teheran. Freddie Freeman provided the Braves only extra-base hit with a double in the ninth.

The Braves magic number remains at 4 with the loss. 

Following the game, the Braves will head to Washington for Monday night's 7:05 PM game against the Nationals. Atlanta will send Mike Minor (13-7, 3.15) to the mound to face Nationals starter Dan Haren (9-13, 5.02). The Nationals are currently ten games behind the Braves in the National League East.



Photo Credit: Baseball Schedule / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

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