SAN DIEGO -- The Atlanta Braves bounced back from a blowout loss in a big way.
Jair Jurrjens pitched six strong innings to become the first 10-game winner in the NL and the Braves had eight extra-base hits in a 10-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer and finished with four RBIs for Atlanta, which has won five of six and 12 of 17 overall."We're capable of doing that, really," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "When you look at our offense, I know we haven't done it consistently, but we're capable of putting those type of numbers up. I thought our approach offensively was good all night. We got some runners in."The Braves lost 11-2 on Friday night.Jurrjens (10-3) combined with three relievers on a four-hitter and lowered his NL-leading ERA to 2.07. He joined CC Sabathia of the Yankees and Detroit's Justin Verlander as 10-game winners.Jurrjens has won his last three starts against San Diego, including his first career complete game, an 8-2 victory at Petco Park on April 26. On Saturday night, the right-hander held San Diego to one run and three hits.It was Jurrjens' 14th start. The last Braves pitcher to win 10 games in 14 or fewer starts was Tom Glavine in 2002, in his 14th start."For me, he's been the most consistent guy we've had," Gonzalez said. "Even nights like tonight, when he didn't have his good stuff, he still kept you in the game. He battled and gave us six innings. Good for us and for him that we were able to get the offense going and get him his 10th victory."Jurrjens' only mistake was allowing a home run to Alberto Gonzalez on the first pitch of the third inning. Gonzalez was starting for the second straight night at third base in place of Chase Headley and went deep for the first time since April 16, 2009, for Washington against Philadelphia.The Padres had plenty of other chances but failed to capitalize. They had runners on first and second with no outs in the second, fifth and sixth, with runners eventually reaching third in all three innings, but failed to bring them in."Today was a lot of luck. It's not really easy to get yourself in trouble and pitch yourself out of it," Jurrjens said. "Today it was luck to get away with a couple of walks to lead off an inning and just bear down and make my pitches when I need to make my pitches.""Jurrjens made pitches when he had to," Padres manager Bud Black said. "We stressed him a couple of times but he wiggled out of it. But you're talking about a guy who's leading the league in ERA. We had him a couple of different times, in the position to take the lead and we couldn't get that hit."Jason Heyward doubled twice and scored twice, Nate McLouth had two doubles and Chipper Jones had two hits and two RBIs for Atlanta. Uggla capped the scoring with a drive to center with two outs in the ninth off Evan Scribner, his 11th.The Braves had 12 hits."Anytime you start to get hits as a team, hitting's contagious," Uggla said. "We see somebody hit a line drive, we're like, 'Oh man, let me get a bat and I'm going to get up there and do the same thing.' That's just one of the things about baseball. You've got to go up and be cocky and confident and put your best swing on good pitches."It was an impressive night, given Petco Park's spacious dimensions."Everybody knows that this is a big ballpark when you're playing a night game," Uggla said. "We had some guys hit some balls good. We had guys really put some swings on balls tonight."San Diego's Dustin Moseley (2-7) allowed three runs, two earned, and five hits in 5 2/3 innings. He walked four and struck out three.Heyward doubled to right with one out in the first and scored on Jones' single. He doubled to right with one out in the sixth and scored on Freddie Freeman's two-out single.The Braves added three runs in the eighth. Uggla had an RBI single, Alex Gonzalez an RBI on a suicide squeeze and McLouth an RBI double.Jordan Schafer tripled leading off the ninth and scored on Jones' double.
RHP Joe Ross, the second of two first-round picks by the Padres in the amateur draft, threw and took batting practice before the game. Ross, from Bishop O'Dowd High in Oakland, hasn't decided whether to sign with the Padres or enroll at UCLA. He said he's spoken with C Austin Hedges, a second-round pick who's also committed to UCLA. Ross said he'd like to play with Hedges, who's from Junipero Serra High in San Juan Capistrano. San Diego's top pick, infielder Cory Spangenberg, became the first first-round selection from this year's draft to sign. ... Headley sat out again with a right shoulder injury.