Braves Fight Back From 5-0 Deficit to Beat the Padres
ATLANTA (AP) – Joey Terdoslavich led off the eighth inning with his first career home run and the Atlanta Braves rallied from a five-run deficit against James Shields to beat the San Diego Padres 6-5 on Tuesday night.
Terdoslavich, pinch-hitting in only his fourth at-bat of the season, drove a pitch from Joaquin Benoit (4-3) over the fence in right-center field.
The Braves trailed 5-0 before scoring five runs in the sixth off Shields. There were three reviews of calls at the plate – each decided in favor of Atlanta.
Jim Johnson (2-3) pitched a scoreless eighth. Jason Grilli got through a shaky ninth for his 16th save in 18 chances.
Will Venable drove in two runs for the Padres with three hits, including his fifth homer.
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