Jair Jurrjens had to wiggle out of few jams on the way to his 10th win Saturday, becoming the first National League pitcher to double-digit wins on a night when the Braves also got a season-high four RBIs from Dan Uggla.
Jurrjens allowed three hits and one run in six innings of a 10-1 win against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park, improving to 10-3 while trimming his major league-leading ERA to 2.07 in 14 starts.
Uggla had a three-run homer in the ninth to cap his first four-RBI game of the season, as the Braves scored seven runs in the final two innings to blow open what had been a close game through seven.
But the night belonged to Jurrjens, who notched his 10th win on the same day as the Tigers' Justin Verlander and Yankees' C.C. Sabathia became the first American Leaguers to 10 wins. Jurrens has three fewer starts than either of them.
"He's been the most consistent guy we've had," said manager Fredi Gonzalez, whose Braves moved back to within four games of NL East leader Philadelphia. "Even on nights like this, where he didn't have his good stuff, he keeps you in the game. Good for us and for him that we were able to get the offense going and get him his 10th victory."
Jurrjens had four walks – only the second time he walked more than two all season -- but worked out of two-on, no-out situations three times in six innings.
Jurrjens gets 10th as Braves defeat Padres
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Jun 26