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Medica has 5 hits, 2 homers in Padres' rout of Braves

By The Associated Press
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SAN DIEGO -- Rookie Tommy Medica had a career-high five hits, including two two-run home runs, and left-hander Eric Stults and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 10-1 on Friday night.<br /> <br /> Medica's previous career-high was four hits a week earlier at Atlanta. This was his first four-RBI game and he scored a career-high four runs. He made his big league debut in September and is in his third stint with the Padres this season.<br /> <br /> Everth Cabrera had four hits for the Padres, who had a season-high 20.<br /> <br /> The Braves, who lost their fourth straight game, have been held to 10 runs total in their last five games.<br /> <br /> Medica's second shot, on a 1-0 pitch from Mike Minor with one out in the third, went an estimated 438 feet into the second deck in left field and gave San Diego a 5-0 lead. His first homer, also to left, was on a 1-1 pitch with two outs in the first. He has six this season. Medica singled in the fifth.<br /> <br /> Medica's first big league hit was a homer off Cliff Lee in the second at-bat of his debut on Sept. 10.<br /> <br /> Stults (4-13) won for just the second time in his last 11 starts. He didn't allow a hit until the fourth, when a two-base error by right fielder Jeff Francoeur on B.J. Upton's fly ball to the warning track led to an unearned run. Chris Johnson hit an RBI single with two outs.<br /> <br /> Cabrera scored twice and drove in a run. He was aboard for Medica's first homer. Jedd Gyorko, who continues to hit well after his return from a 44-game stay on the disabled list, was aboard for Medica's second shot after hitting an RBI double in the third inning.<br /> <br /> Gyorko is 8 for 19 with two doubles, two homers, seven RBIs and four runs scored in his five games back.<br /> <br /> Minor (4-7) allowed five runs and nine hits in five innings, walked two and struck out one. He has allowed six runs in three of his last four starts.<br /> <br /> TRAINER'S ROOM<br /> <br /> Braves: Outfielder Jason Heyward missed his fourth straight game with back stiffness. He left Monday's game against San Diego. He originally was hurt while chasing a foul ball on July 24.<br /> <br /> Padres: Catcher Yasmani Grandal missed his second straight game with fluid in his right knee, which was surgically repaired last summer.<br /> <br /> ON DECK<br /> <br /> Braves: Right-hander Ervin Santana (10-6, 3.63) tries to beat Padres in consecutive starts. He pitched five-hit ball for eight innings in Monday's 2-0 win in Atlanta.<br /> <br /> Padres: Right-hander Ian Kennedy (8-9, 3.66) returns after missing his start Monday at Atlanta because of a left oblique strain.
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