SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jason Heyward drove in two runs on a pair of
doubles and Martin Prado homered to help the Atlanta Braves win 6-2
Thursday and take two of three from the San Diego Padres.
Leading 3-2, the Braves gave themselves a cushion with three
straight run-scoring hits with two outs in the eighth. Yunel
Escobar singled, Heyward doubled into the left-center gap and
pinch-hitter Eric Hinske singled.
Tim Hudson (1-0) held the Padres scoreless on three hits through
five innings before the Padres broke through in the sixth. Will
Venable hit a leadoff homer, his third, and Everth Cabrera singled
to bring in Matt Stairs, who hit a two-out double.
Prado's homer came off Mat Latos (0-1), who allowed three runs
and six hits in 4 2-3 innings.