Posted August 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
After facing a pair of division leaders on the first two stops of their 10-game road trip, the Atlanta Braves get to face an opponent with a losing record in the San Diego Padres. It may not be much of a reprieve. The Braves will go for their third straight win Monday night when they open a three-game series against the Padres, who look to win their eighth straight as they give the ball to top prospect Casey Kelly for his major league debut. Since taking three of four against San Diego earlier this month, Atlanta (73-55) has gone 0-2-1 in its last three series. After dropping two of three at NL East-leading Washington to begin their road trip, the Braves salvaged a four-game split at West leader San Francisco by winning the final two contests. Brian McCann went 3 for 4 in Sunday's 7-1 victory while Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman and Juan Francisco homered to back seven strong innings from Tim Hudson. Paul Janish added a two-run triple. Heyward has homered in three straight game...
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