Atlanta: Fernando Todd Jr. scored a two-run homer, starter Chris Paddock reversed his latest struggles and San Diego Patros thrashed the Atlanta Braves 3-2 in their first game of the doubleheader on Wednesday.
Todd advanced 3-0 against reliever Shane Green in the fifth inning as his NL-lead 29th homer landed in the left-field seats. His last five games at the All-Star Shortstop include eight wins, seven runs and six Reserve Banks.
Paddock (6-6), who has a 10.31 ERA in his last five appearances, served in a five-point unbeaten innings, allowing three wins and a walk without a strikeout.
All-Star close-up Mark Melloncon folded it to seventh place for the Patriots, taking his main league-leading 28th save with 32 chances.