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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Braves and Padres split a pair

Game 1: Atlanta 6  San Diego 5
WP - Stone (2-0)  LP - Corkins (0-2)  S - Wilhelm (3)
HR: Gaston (2), Cepeda (4), Aaron (6)

The Braves big 3 of Hank Aaron, Rico Carty, and Orlando Cepeda continued their assault on N.L. pitchers here in the early going.  Combined they went 5 for 13, scored 4 runs, and drove in 5 more with 2 long-balls.  Aaron's 6th inning 3-run blast proved to be the winning hit for Atlanta. Lefty George Stone got his second win, while Hoyt Wilhelm had the knuckle ball working to perfection, striking out 4 in a 2-inning save.

Game 2:  San Diego 5  Atlanta 2
WP - Dobson (1-2)  LP - P. Niekro (1-1)

Padres pitcher Pat Dobson went the distance for his first win of the year.  He also helped his own cause going 2 for 3 with an RBI, a walk, and a run scored. Nate Colbert got a couple of hits for San Diego, raising his average to .414 on the young season.


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