Julio Teheran: The Braves' ace went six innings, striking out five and walking four while giving up two runs on five hits, in picking up his first decision of the season. "Like I tell everybody, the day it's my turn to pitch is the happiest day of the week for me".
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"Everybody has certain guys you feel more comfortable facing", said Flowers, the Braves' catcher.
"He's probably experienced anything and more than all the rest of us in this clubhouse", said manager Brian Snitker.
"Wil comes up with that nine out of 10 times", Green said. They got plenty of help from sloppy St. Louis, which at 3-8 is off to its worst start in 20 years and has the poorest record in the NL.
Phillips had a two-run single in the sixth and a run-scoring single in the eighth.
ATLANTA (AP) - On a night of firsts, Ender Inciarte saved the best for last.
A review lasting only 58 seconds reversed the ruling on the field that Atlanta's Dansby Swanson was safe on his grounder to second base in the sixth.
Ramirez, making his first start in the majors after 111 relief appearances, was pulled after 75 pitches and five innings, both career highs (see full recap). In what has become a corresponding roster move, the Padres have also elected to option fellow right-handed pitcher Kevin Quackenbush down to Triple-A El Paso.More news: Chechen President: Eliminate All Gay Men By Ramadan
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According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Braves are -150 money line favorites versus the Padres, who have odds of +135 to pull off the upset tonight in Atlanta.
Chacin (1-2) took the loss, as Teheran's RBI single in the fourth put the Braves up 3-2.
He would later come around to score the first run on Nick Markakis two-run double.
On a night honoring the late, great Jackie Robinson, the Atlanta Braves went for win number two at home and their third straight on the young season.
"That's the kind of player I am", Inciarte said.
Inciarte, who led off for Atlanta in the bottom of the first inning, had the first hit, reaching on an infield single. High on his list of newish places: PNC Park, home of the Pirates since their old digs, Three Rivers Stadium, was taken down in the name of progress. He has only two other hits in 33 at-bats.
R.A. Dickey got the start for the Atlanta Braves in the second game of a three-game set against the Padres.
Under the previous system, which required a minimum stay of 15 days, right-hander Trevor Cahill would have missed at least two starts.