Braves rock Padres

Braves rock Padres

The Atlanta Braves cracked out 17 hits as they pounded the San Diego Padres 9-1 Thursday night, and avoided a three-game sweep at Turner Field.

Atlanta won the game as -230 favorites, while the 10 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8).

Matt Diaz went 3-for-6 at the plate and drove in a pair of runs for the Braves. Javier Vazquez threw seven complete innings to earn his 11th win.

Will Venable belted a solo home run for the only Padres run. Clayton Richard was rocked for six runs in just 2 1-3 innings on the mound.