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Rally gives Padres 5 in a row
Published May 17, 2005
SAN DIEGO - Mark Sweeney hit a sacrifice fly with one out in the eighth inning to bring in the go-ahead run, and the Padres rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Monday night in a matchup of two of baseball's hottest teams.
The Padres, who have won five straight and 14 of 17, rallied for the second straight game. Sunday, they scored 10 in the seventh en route to a 12-4 victory over the Marlins.
Trevor Hoffman pitched the ninth for his 405th career save and 12th in 14 chances this season.
The Padres trailed 3-2 going into the eighth and rallied with four straight singles against reliever Chris Reitsma.
Brian Giles and Phil Nevin had hits, and Nevin was replaced by pinch-runner Damian Jackson. Ramon Hernandez singled to left to drive in Giles with the tying run, and Sean Burroughs loaded the bases when his bunt went about 20 feet down the third-base line before stopping among three Braves.
Khalil Greene struck out, and Sweeney's fly ball to left brought in Jackson. Dave Roberts then singled to center to score Hernandez.
The Braves lost for the fifth time in 15 games.
Braves right-hander John Thomson was forced out after injuring his right middle finger with one out in the fifth.
NATIONALS 5, BREWERS 2: Marlon Byrd went 3-for-4 and drove in three in his Washington debut, former Devil Ray Vinny Castilla homered and Tony Armas was solid for seven innings, lifting the host Nationals to their third straight victory.
Washington acquired Byrd from the Phillies on Saturday for Endy Chavez, both former starting centerfielders who fell out of favor. Byrd had a double and two broken-bat singles, and he turned in a nice running catch in leftfield in the first.
MARLINS 6, DODGERS 2: Brian Moehler pitched 62/3 effective innings, Miguel Cabrera and Juan Encarnacion homered and visiting Florida stopped a season-high three-game skid. Brad Penny, facing the Marlins for the first time since they traded him to Los Angeles in July, allowed four runs and nine hits in six innings.
METS 9, REDS 2: Cliff Floyd hit his 11th home run, a 395-foot shot in the first, and Kris Benson, who began the season on the disabled list with a strained chest muscle, allowed four hits in 72/3 innings in his third start of the season for host New York.