SAN DIEGO - Tim Stauffer had a career-high nine strikeouts and the San Diego Padres worked over Petco Park and the Atlanta Braves in an 11-2 victory on Friday night.
It was the most runs scored at home this season by the Padres, who have struggled at their spacious downtown ballpark. Jesus Guzman hit his first big league homer when he batted for Stauffer in the six-run seventh, a 395-foot, two-run shot off the facade of the second deck in left field.
It was the third straight win for the Padres, who finally scored some runs for Stauffer (3-5). He came in getting the worst run support in the majors, an average of 2.15 runs when he's in a game.
The Padres were shut out his previous two starts.