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Braves Vs. Padres Final Score: Ryan Ludwick Caps Two-Homer Day With Walk-Off Shot In 13th Inning As San Diego Wins, 5-3

Nick Hundley tied the game in the seventh and Ryan Ludwick gave the Padres the walk-off win in the 13th on a home run as San Diego won, 5-3.

The Braves started the scoring in the first on a solo homer by Jason Heyward. The Padres answered in the second inning when a single and double set up a fielder's choice RBI for Will Venable. But Lowe came back with two outs to preserve the tie. However, the Padres took the lead in the third on a solo homer by Ludwick.

The Braves came back in the fifth with two runs to take a 3-2 lead. Freddie Freeman doubled and scored on an Alex Gonzalez single, and Derek Lowe singled to plate Gonzalez. It was the first hit for a Braves pitcher this season.

The Braves remained ahead by one until the seventh when the Padres tied the game on a two-out, RBI double by Nick Hundley (excuse the Ludwick references earlier; it's late). The two teams couldn't manage anything on offense until the 13th inning when Ludwick went deep on a two-run homer to win the game for San Diego.

Way back in the first nine innings of the game, Lowe allowed two runs on five hits in six innings, walking three and striking out eight. It's a season-high for Lowe, who had his slider working well, and it bailed him out of a couple tough spots early in the game. Despite three walks, this was a solid bounceback outing for Lowe.

On the other side, Dustin Moseley allowed three runs on four hits in six innings, not walking any and striking out two. The Braves certainly helped him some with swings early in the count and trying to yank everything on the outer half, but he also had a pretty good outing.

Gonzalez went 2-5 with one RBI. Heyward went 1-5 with a homer and RBI, and Lowe added the other RBI. Despite playing 13 innings, the Braves didn't record a single walk.

Ludwick went 2-6 with two home runs and three RBIs. Venable and Hundley each had one RBI.

The mistakes by Fredi Gonzalez are too long to list. Two to highlight: the best reliever on the team didn't even pitch in a 13-inning game on the road, and Cristhian Martinez was asked to bunt with David Ross on the bench. These are just two of the many, and by this point it's not worth mentioning.

For more on the series, Braves fans check out Talking Chop and Padres fans check out Gaslamp Ball.

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