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Braves fall to Padres in extra innings

ATLANTA (AP) - Pinch-hitter Kyle Philips broke a 2-2 tie in the 10th inning with his first career home run and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Monday for their third straight win.

Phillips, a rookie with a .167 average in 30 at-bats, led off the inning and hit the second pitch from George Sherrill (1-1).

Heath Bell pitched the 10th for his 13th save in 14 opportunities. Chad Qualls (3-2) earned the victory with a scoreless ninth, giving up one walk and facing four batters.

For a fourth straight start, San Diego's Aaron Harang didn't earn a decision, but he was sharp, allowing six hits, two runs and two walks with five strikeouts.

Tim Hudson, the Braves' starter, allowed five hits and two runs - one earned - with no walks and seven strikeouts in six innings.

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