Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Logan Forsythe's go-ahead, two-out RBI single in the top of the eighth inning helped the San Diego Padres rally for a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves in the opener of a three-game set.
The Padres trailed 3-0 after six innings, but plated a pair in the seventh and added two more in the eighth against the vaunted Braves bullpen to surge ahead.
With the bases loaded and none away for the Padres in the seventh following three straight singles off Luis Ayala, another base hit, this one by Jesus Guzman against Luis Avilan this time, brought home a run. Chris Denorfia lifted a sacrifice fly to right later in the frame against David Carpenter to bring the Friars within a run.
Chase Headley led off the eighth with a homer to right off Jordan Walden (4-3). Tommy Medica worked a one-out walk two batters later and advanced to second on a wild pitch before Ronny Cedeno lined out. Scott Downs replaced Walden on the mound to face the pinch-hitter Forsythe, who slapped a base hit to right-center and plate Medica for the go-ahead run.
Nick Vincent (5-3) was credited with the win after striking out the side in the seventh, Luke Gregerson spun a scoreless eighth and Huston Street fired a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his 30th save of the year.