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1B Tommy Medica set a career best with four hits on Friday, all of them singles. He had three hits on Wednesday in Chicago, giving him seven hits in 10 at-bats over the past two games. The 4-for-5 effort raised Medica's average from .240 to .261.

RHP Jesse Hahn (6-2) was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Friday morning and was the winning pitcher against Atlanta later that night. He allowed one run on three hits with three walks and four strikeouts. Hahn lowered his ERA to 2.12. He extended his homerless streak to 43 innings, the most by a San Diego rookie since Joey Hamilton in 1994 went 40 2/3 innings.

RHP Odrisamer Despaigne (2-1, 1.31 ERA) will make his sixth career start and first against the Braves. Despaigne has been very effective during July, but is 0-1 despite allowing only four earned runs over 20 2/3 innings. Opponents are batting only .162 during that time against the rookie. He threw 7 2/3 innings of no-hit ball against the Mets on Sunday, a game the Padres eventually lost 2-1.

RF Jeff Francoeur was hitless but had a walk and scored on a run in his return to Atlanta. Francoeur also made a nice running catch near the foul line.

CF Chris Denorfia had three singles and scored twice on Friday. The 3-for-5 night raised his batting average nine points to .247. Denorfia had gone 1-for-5 in the three games in Chicago and was 1-for-21 over the last seven games. Denorfia is batting .326 (14-for-43) in 12 career games at Turner Field.

INF Yonder Alonso was recalled from Triple-A El Paso for Saturday's game. Alonso had been on the disabled list since June 17 with a sore right wrist. He hit .273 with one homer in six minor league rehab appearances. Alonso was batting .210 with five homers and 22 RBIs in 69 games for the Padres when he was injured.

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