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with his first homer since June 18, before he went on the disabled list for nearly three weeks with a bulging disk in his back. He also drove in Atlanta's other run with a two out single off Dale Thayer in the eighth.
"I kept everybody off balance with the slider," Santana said. "That was one of the keys."USA Today Sports MLB
Padres: Tyson Ross (9 10) pitches for San Diego on Tuesday when they open a three game series at home against Lance Lynn (11 7) and the St. Louis Cardinals.
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Jason Heyward left the game after the third inning when his lower back tightened up. He was replaced by Ryan Doumit and listed as day to day.
GLOVE WORK: Braves SS Simmons made a diving catch on a liner up the middle by Yangervis Solarte in the first, but the Gold Glover was just getting warmed up. In the fifth, Simmons moved to his left to field a grounder by Will Venable. The ball took a bad hop, Simmons instinctively stuck out his right hand to grab it barehanded. He threw out Venable by a step. "An average shortstop makes that play," Simmons quipped.
LEFTY KILLER: Atlanta 3B Chris Johnson had a pair of hits off Lane, improving his major league leading average against left handers to .433 (29 of 67).
with 11 strikeouts. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth for his 32nd save.
Gattis hit a tiebreaking homer off outfielder turned pitcher Jason Lane and that was all Santana and the Atlanta Braves needed, beating San Diego 2 0 on Monday for their third straight win.
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"He's a great hitter," teammate Andrelton Simmons said of Gattis. "He's going to get back to doing what he was doing at the beginning of the year."
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Lane was a journeyman outfielder with Houston and the Padres from 2002 07. He became a full time pitcher before the 2012 season, looking White Converse Boots Sale to get back to the big leagues in a different position. He threw 4 1 3 scoreless innings for San Diego in two June relief appearances, and extended his scoreless streak to 10 1 3 innings before Gattis' long ball.
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Called up from Triple A to fill in for ailing Ian Kennedy, Lane (0 1) shut down the Braves through six innings. But when the 37 year old left hander hung an 0 1 slider, Gattis drove it into the left field seats for his 17th homer of the season.
"It's a little frustrating to make a mistake like that," said Lane, who was making his first big league start as a pitcher. "There's not a lot of room for error. And it cost me."
"The Padres gave me this opportunity," Lane said. "Beyond that, I'm not sure what the situation will be. But I'm ready to go."Padres: OF Carlos Quentin went on the 15 day disabled list with a sore left knee. INF Jedd Gyorko was activated from the DL after being out since June 4 with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Kennedy missed his scheduled start because of a left oblique strain.
Braves: Atlanta heads to Los Angeles to begin an eight game road trip that also includes stops in San Diego and Seattle. Aaron Harang (9 6) pitches on Tuesday against Josh Beckett (6 5) of the Dodgers.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ervin Santana (30) reacts after pitching into the eighth inning of their game against the San Diego Padres at Turner Field.(Photo: Jason Getz, USA TODAY Sports)
Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons makes incredible barehanded play
"I've got you on the plane," Santana jokingly told Gattis, as they prepared to leave on a West Coast road trip. "I'll get you anything you want."
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