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One-Paragraph Recap: Braves Beat Padres 4-1

Buttressed by another strong effort from Jair Jurrjens, who allowed just one run (on a solo home run by Chris Denorfia), the Braves topped the Padres to regain the best record in the National League. Jurrjens worked seven innings, giving up only five hits and striking out seven. The Braves have won all of his starts since he returned from the disabled list. The offense was mostly provided by Matt Diaz and Jason Heyward. Diaz homered, singled, and drove in three runs; Heyward had three hits (including two doubles) and drove in the other run. It was Diaz’s third straight game with a home run. As an interesting side note, Jurrjens, Heyward, and Diaz all were on the disabled list recently; getting them back has clearly been a huge boost for the Braves, who now have a 6.5-game lead in the NL East.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.