Norton's Pinch-Hit Lifts Braves Past Padres

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2008 1:02 AM CDT
Atlanta Braves' Mark Teixeira breaks his bat as he grounds out in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, May 7, 2008 in Atlanta. Atlanta won 5-2.    (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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(Newser) – Pinch-hitter Greg Norton broke a seventh-inning tie with a bases-loaded single and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight win. Tim Hudson (5-2) gave up six hits and two runs in seven innings. He walked three and struck out three. Manny Acosta recorded the final two outs for his third save.