Braves 8, Padres 3

ATLANTA -- Mike Minor worked effectively into the seventh inning, and Atlanta backed him with a six-run third en route to a victory over San Diego.

Minor (4-6) gave up two bases-empty homers, but the only other run charged to him scored after he left the game. He allowed eight hits, struck out six and walked one in 6 2/3 innings.

Center fielder B.J. Upton had two singles, stole a base and scored two times as the Braves went 6-for-9 with runners in scoring position.