ATLANTA - An early start didn't keep the San Diego Padres from stepping up late in Sunday's series finale against the reigning World Series champions.
Ha-Seong Kim hit a go-ahead RBI double as the visitors scored four runs in the 11th inning at Truist Park, and the Padres held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 7-3 and win two of three in a competitive series. San Diego won Friday's opener 11-6 before the Braves responded with Saturday's 6-5 win, with both of those games decided by late rallies.
On Sunday, Kim's double to left field off Jackson Stephens (0-1) drove in Jake Cronenworth, who opened the inning as the automatic runner on second base.
"I was extra motivated and extra focused to give the team the lead," Kim said through an interpreter.