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Video: Culberson homers, Newcomb shuts down Padres in 1-0 win

A solo home run by Charlie Culberson was all the Braves needed on Saturday.

MLB: San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves used a solo home run by Charlie Culberson and more dominant pitching by Sean Newcomb to defeat the San Diego Padres, 1-0 Saturday evening at Sun Trust Park. Thanks to a Nationals’ loss, Atlanta now leads the NL East division by 2.5 games.

Culberson’s home run came in the fifth and was his third of the season. This one wasn’t a walk-off as his first two were but ended up being just as important.

Sean Newcomb was dealing again allowing two hits over six shutout innings while striking out seven. He lowered his ERA to 2.70 on the season.


Charlie Culberson

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