Craig Kimbrel Earns 200th Career Save Against His Former Braves Teammates
ATLANTA (AP) – Matt Kemp drove in the go-ahead run with a loud double, former Braves star Craig Kimbrel earned his 200th career save and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-3 in 11 innings on Monday night.
The Padres forced extra innings by scoring one run off Braves closer Jason Grilli in the ninth.
Justin Upton, facing Atlanta for the first time since his offseason trade from the Braves, led off the 11th with a walk from Cody Martin (2-3). Upton stole second and easily scored when Kemp doubled off the left-field wall.
Kimbrel made a triumphant return to Atlanta after being traded to the Padres in early April, recording the final three outs. He reached the milestone in his 318th game – faster than any pitcher in major league history.
Kimbrel struck out Todd Cunningham to clinch his 14th save.
Brandon Maurer (3-0) retired the Braves in order in the 10th.
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