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Eckstein lifts Padres past Braves, 2-1 in 12

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA (AP) - David Eckstein's 12th-inning double drove in Nick
Hundley and the San Diego Padres recovered after blowing a
ninth-inning lead to beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Hundley led off the 12th with a double to left field off Kris
Medlen (3-4). After Tony Gwynn Jr. struck out, pinch-hitter Luis
Rodriguez walked. Everth Cabrera, who was 0 for 6, struck out for
the third time before Eckstein delivered the go-ahead double to
left-center to drive in Hundley from second.

Joe Thatcher (1-0) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings for the win
and Edward Mujica earned his second save by retiring the Braves in
order in the 12th.


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