Padres sweep Braves
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Chris Denorfia and Logan Forsythe each drove in two runs to back seven quality innings out of Edinson Volquez, and the San Diego Padres completed their first three-game home sweep of the Atlanta Braves in eight years with a 5-3 triumph at Petco Park.
After being battered for nine runs and 11 hits in just 2 1/3 innings at Colorado's Coors Field last Friday, Volquez (5-5) bounced back strongly in the comfortable confines of Petco Park. The right-hander held the Braves to one run while scattering six hits and registering a season-best nine strikeouts.
Denorfia helped his pitcher out with a two-run homer off Paul Maholm in the bottom of the fifth, while Jesus Guzman collected a pair of hits in San Diego's sixth victory in its last eight games.
Maholm (7-5) was reached for five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings to be dealt his first loss since May 11.
Justin Upton knocked in two of Atlanta's runs with a single and a solo homer, with Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman also finishing with two hits in the setback.
The Braves concluded a seven-game West Coast trip at 2-5 and were swept in San Diego for the first time since May 16-18, 2005.
06/12 18:46:23 ET