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MLB: San Diego 2, Atlanta 1 (12 inn.)

Aug. 26, 2009 at 12:10 AM

ATLANTA, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- David Eckstein's two-out double in the 12th drove in Nick Hundley from second Tuesday to give San Diego a 2-1 win over Atlanta.

The Braves, down to their final out in the ninth, forced extra innings when Adam LaRoche drove in the tying run off closer Heath Bell.

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Atlanta then wasted a chance in the 10th by leaving the bases loaded, and San Diego finally came through in the 12th against Kris Medlen (3-4).

Hundley opened the inning with a double and, after Tony Gwynn struck out, Luis Rodriguez drew a walk.

Evereth Cabrera struck out to give the Braves a chance to escape the inning, but Eckstein doubled on Medlen's first pitch.

That made a winner out of Joe Thatcher (1-0), who was called up from Class AAA after San Diego placed Edgar Gonzalez on the disabled list with a concussion. It was the third career major league win for Thatcher, who worked 1 1/3 innings.

Edward Mujica turned in a perfect bottom of the 12th for his second save.

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