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Braves swept away
Braves Padres Basebal Heal
Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton watches as fans battle for a home run hit by San Diego Padres' Chris Denorfia in the fifth inning of Wednesday's game in San Diego. - photo by Associated Press
SAN DIEGO — Until the ninth inning Wednesday afternoon, Nick Vincent was known as the local guy who kept shuttling between the San Diego Padres and Triple-A Tucson. Then, with two outs and runners on first and third, the rookie came on and struck out Justin Upton to earn his first career save as the San Diego Padres beat the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves 5-3 for a three-game sweep. Edinson Volquez struck out a season-high nine in seven innings as he rebounded from the worst start of his career.