ATLANTA (Ticker) --
apparently fixed what was wrong.
Ortiz rebounded from a rough outing to allow one run in 6 1/3 innings and
drove in a career-high three runs as the Braves cooled off the
San Diego Padres
with a 4-2 victory.
In his outing Wednesday, Ortiz was tagged for seven runs and eight hits in just 3 1/3 innings against San Francisco. He was far more effective against the Padres, surrendering four hits while walking two and striking out five.
"I came in today with the attitude I'm going to go out and make all the pitches and not try and do too much," said Ortiz, who improved to 12-2 lifetime against the Padres. "I was just trying to relax and go after every hitter the same. Now it's just a matter of doing it start after start."
Ortiz left after allowing a one-out walk in the seventh before
relieved and got
to ground into a double play.
pitched the eighth and
allowed a run in the ninth on a wild pitch before recording his fourth save and first since April 17.
The rest of the Braves were better behind Ortiz and the relievers. After tying a club-record with seven errors on Sunday against Colorado, the Braves were not charged with a miscue Tuesday.
"It was just one of those games," Ortiz said of Sunday's debacle. "It just happened. They've been playing great defense all year. That's why it was so surprising."
(1-2) allowed four runs - two earned - and six hits in seven innings for the Padres, who had won six of their last seven games.
"I didn't make the pitches when I needed to," Eaton said. "From a numbers standpoint it was OK, but from an execution standpoint it wasn't very good."
Hollins, who has seen increased playing time with
on the disabled list, drove in runs with a groundout in the second, a force play in the fourth and a single in the sixth.
calls your name you want to get the job done," Hollins said. "If somebody is hurt, you fill in. You may not do the job they do, but you want to do what you can."
had three of the Braves' seven hits and
had an RBI single in the two-run fourth.
had an RBI single for the Padres in the sixth.