1969: Padres Lose Another Laugher at Home

September 21, 1969, San Diego: Braves 8, Padres 2 (box score)

The Braves scored twice in the third off Joe Niekro, and that was, effectively, the game. They added five more in the seventh — the final run coming on Hank Aaron’s 43rd home run of the season — to pad their lead to 7-0.

San Diego pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh. Roberto Pena tripled to lead off the inning. One out later, an Al Ferrara ground out scored Ron Slocum, running for Pena.

The Braves and Padres exchanged single runs in the eighth to make the final score 8-2. Three Atlanta batters finished with three hits, and ex-NBA player Ron Reed improved his record to 17-10. San Diego had lost its 105th game of the year in front of just under 3,500 folks trying to keep some semblance of faith.

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