Edinson Voluqez rebounded from his worst start of the year to have one of his best. Volquez (5-5) struck out a season high nine and allowed one earned run over seven innings against the visiting Braves.
The Padres scored three runs in the bottom of the first off of Paul Maholm. They got another two in the fifth inning on a two-run homer by Chris Denorfia, his 4th of the season. Maholm (7-5) pitched into the sixth before being replaced by reliever David Carpenter.
Atlanta tacked on a run in the eighth and another in the ninth to cut the Padres lead to 5-3. Reliever Nick Vincent struck out Justin Upton looking with two on to end the game and earn his first save of the season.
The 5-3 win by the Friars completed their first sweep of the Braves in San Diego since 2005. The Padres open a three game series against the Diamondbacks Friday night.