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AP photo by John Bazemore / The Atlanta Braves' Travis Demeritte, bottom, is tagged out by San Diego Padres catcher Austin Nola as he tries to score on a Marcell Ozuna base hit in the first inning of Friday's game in Atlanta.

ATLANTA — Ha-Seong Kim hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning off reliever Will Smith, Wil Myers went deep in the sixth against starter Max Fried and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 11-6 on Friday night to open a three-game series.

Kim homered for the fourth time this season, doing so after Eric Hosmer and Myers singled against Smith (0-1) to make it 7-6. Myers added a sacrifice fly in the ninth to make it 8-6. His 421-foot solo shot to center in the sixth gave San Diego a 4-2 lead.

"I opened up my stance a little bit in that at-bat just to get a little more visual," Myers said. "I was able to get some good rhythm and good timing and was able to put a good swing on it."

Kim, Hosmer and Myers each had three hits as San Diego tied a season high with 16 in all.

Pinch hitter Trent Grisham's three-run double in the ninth provided the final margin.

"You can't say enough about how Hosmer and (Manny) Machado have been up to this point," acting Padres manager Ryan Christenson said. "Hosmer went out there and continued to do it today. The fact that we were able to get 16 hits and score 11 runs sends a lot of guys back to the hotel feeling good about themselves."

Hosmer went 3-for-5 to raise his average 10 points to .377, best in the majors. Before the game, he trailed only Machado, who went 0-for-4.

The Braves erased a two-run deficit with a four-run sixth, scoring all of them with two outs — the first coming after Ozzie Albies doubled and went home when Myers charged in from right field and dropped Adam Duvall's short fly.

Myers wasn't charged with an error, and a single by William Contreras chased Padres starter Yu Darvish, setting the stage for Dansby Swanson's third homer of the season, a 436-foot shot off Robert Suárez that landed in the seats in left-center and gave the Braves a 6-4 lead.

Darvish, who allowed five runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings, loved watching his team's offense open up after it had largely struggled early this season.

"That's what they're capable of — great energy — and then you win a game like this and the clubhouse is celebrating," Darvish said through a translator. "It was a really good win for us."

Fried began the game with 42 victories since he became a full-time starter in 2019, most in the National League during that span. The left-hander gave up four runs and nine hits in six innings.

The Braves, the reigning World Series champions, fell to 3-18 when opponents score first. Contreras' fourth homer of the season traveled 417 feet to center and made it 1-all in the third.

Atlanta dropped to 15-18. The Padres improved to 21-12.

Taylor Rogers recorded the last four outs for his 13th save in 14 chances this year. Luis Garcia (1-2) was the winner after pitching a scoreless seventh.

The Braves trimmed the lead to 3-2 in the fifth on Swanson's RBI single.

Hosmer's two-run single put the Padres up 3-1 in the top of the fifth. San Diego led 1-0 in the third José Azócar's sacrifice fly.

San Diego outfielder Jurickson Profar threw out Travis Demeritte at the plate to end the first as Demeritte tried to score from second base. Profar, who picked up Marcell Ozuna's single and threw a one-hopper to Nola, padding his assist total to six, most in the majors among left fielders.

Demeritte batted leadoff and went 3-for-3, reaching five times to raise his average 43 points to .314.

With Padres third base coach Matt Williams in COVID-19 protocol, first base coach David Macias moved over to third and batting practice hitting instructor Morgan Burkhart took over at first, while quality control coach Ryan Flaherty took over as bench coach.

Christenson is acting manager while Bob Melvin recovers from prostate surgery. The Padres said Friday that Melvin's operation did not find any traces of cancer.

Atlanta right fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. missed his second straight game with a sore groin. Braves manager Brian Snitker said Acuña is day to day and will likely return to the lineup Saturday.

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