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Braves Beat Padres 5-4, Complete 6-0 Homestand

Atlanta improves to 1-9 in one-run games
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted May 8, 2008 9:44 PM CDT
Atlanta braves starter Jo-Jo Reyes works in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Thursday, May 8, 2008 in Atlanta. The Braves won 5-4.    (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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(Newser) – The Atlanta Braves finally won a one-run game when Matt Diaz hit a bases-loaded single in the ninth to beat the San Diego Padres 5-4. Atlanta was the first team since the 2000 Houston Astros to lose its first nine one-run games. The Braves were the only team in the major leagues without such a victory.

The Braves were the only team in the major leagues without a one-run victory. Atlanta, which trailed 4-1 after five innings, has won six straight games, all at home. The Padres, who lost their fourth straight, committed three errors that led to four unearned runs. (Read more Matt Diaz stories.)