ATLANTA (AP) – Joey Terdoslavich led off the eighth inning with his first career home run and the Atlanta Braves rallied from a five-run deficit against James Shields to beat the San Diego Padres 6-5 on Tuesday night.
Terdoslavich, pinch-hitting in only his fourth at-bat of the season, drove a pitch from Joaquin Benoit (4-3) over the fence in right-center field.
The Braves trailed 5-0 before scoring five runs in the sixth off Shields. There were three reviews of calls at the plate – each decided in favor of Atlanta.
Jim Johnson (2-3) pitched a scoreless eighth. Jason Grilli got through a shaky ninth for his 16th save in 18 chances.
Will Venable drove in two runs for the Padres with three hits, including his fifth homer.
(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)