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National League Game Summary - Atlanta at San Diego



(Saturday, August 2)

Final Score: San Diego 3, Atlanta 2 (12 innings)

San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Will Venable drove in the winning run with a single in the 12th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves in the second of a three-game set.

With Craig Kimbrel (0-3) on the mound, Yangervis Solarte drew a walk. After Seth Smith struck out, walks by Jedd Gyorko and Chris Nelson loaded the bases for Venable, who lined a shot over the head of a leaping Jason Heyward in right field.

"I don't normally go out there and throw that many pitches, but you go out there and throw a lot of balls and walk guys, that's what happens," said Kimbrel. "I can't go out there and walk guys like I did tonight."

Solarte also drove in a run and scored twice, while Rene Rivera had two hits and scored a run for the Padres, who have won four of their last five games.

Tim Stauffer (3-2) pitched two innings to earn the win.

Freddie Freeman had three hits and an RBI, while Chris Johnson drove in the other run for the Braves, who have lost their last five games.

Ervin Santana pitched 6 2/3 innings, giving up two runs on six hits with four walks and six strikeouts for Atlanta.

Ian Kennedy worked five innings in his start for San Diego, allowing one run on two hits and five walks while striking out seven.

"We kept battling, the Braves kept battling, both teams kept pitching," said Padres manager Bud Black. "Both teams threatened, both teams made some plays. There was a little bit of everything in there."

Atlanta struck early as B.J. Upton walked to lead off the game, moved to second on a Tommy La Stella ground out and came home on a Freeman double for a 1-0 lead.

San Diego left the bases loaded in the second and didn't threaten again until the seventh when the team went on top.

Rivera singled to start the frame and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Alexi Amarista. A ground out from Everth Cabrera put Rivera on third and Solarte scored him with a single to left. After Smith singled, Gyorko walked to load the bases.

Jordan Walden then took the mound and promptly served up a wild pitch that allowed Solarte to score for a 2-1 Padres lead.

Atlanta, though, tied the contest in the eighth inning. With one out, Heyward singled and Evan Gattis walked before Johnson punched a single to center.

The Braves appeared poised to go ahead in the 12th as Freeman singled to lead things off. Justin Upton followed with a double and an intentional walk to Heyward loaded the bases with no outs.

Gattis, though, hit into a 5-2-3 double play, and Nelson knocked down Johnson's sharp grounder down the first base line and tossed the ball to Stauffer for the final out.

Game Notes

Long-time Atlanta Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren died Saturday morning. He called Braves games for 33 years, retiring after the 2008 season ... Atlanta went 3-for-16 with runners in scoring position and stranded 14, while San Diego also stranded 14 as the team went 2-for-13 with RISP.

08/03 02:37:49 ET

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Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
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NYR 1
CAR 0
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TOR 118
NYK 108
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CLE 105
MEM 91
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MIA 100
BOS 84
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BRK 110
DET 105
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SAC 108
LAL 101
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ORL 88
PHI 96
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WAS 92
PHO 104
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MIN 96
IND 100
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OKC 99
NOP 101
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UVA 76
HARV 27
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BGU 68
FERST 82
 
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ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
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CLST 69
USF 65
 
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CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
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UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
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RAD 74
CORN 61
 
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UNT 62
CREI 58
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CAN 67
HC 48
 
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USB 67
GHND 52
 
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OKST 64
MD 73
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WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
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NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
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STLU 58
VERM 55
 
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UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
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EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
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DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
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SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
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NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
Final
UGA 65
SHU 47
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ALA 60
APP 59
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KSU 53
NDST 52
 
Final
WASU 82
SJST 53
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UTEP 78
ALCOR 45
 
2nd
SEAT 46
SACST 36
 
Final
DET 1
COL 2
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EDM 5
DAL 6
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BOS 4
BUF 3
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NYR 1
CAR 0
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CHI 4
TOR 0
3rd
WIN 3
PHI 2
 
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
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HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
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CHI 14
DET 20
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TAM 3
GBP 20
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PIT 20
KAN 12
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MIA 37
MIN 35
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NYJ 16
NEP 17
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STL 27
NYG 37
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OAK 26
BUF 24
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DAL 42
IND 7
4th
ARI 6
SEA 21