Solarte's 3-run homer carries Padres over Braves, 7-2
SAN DIEGO (AP) Yangervis Solarte hit a three-run homer and Matt Kemp drove in two runs to lead the San Diego Padres to a 7-2 victory Monday night in a matchup of last-place teams.
The Braves lost their fifth straight game and dropped to 16-41, worst in the majors. The Padres improved to 24-35.
Solarte homered to right field off Williams Perez (2-2) with one out in the third inning, his fourth. Wil Myers and Kemp were aboard on singles.
Kemp hit a sacrifice fly in the first and an RBI double with one out in the fifth. Perez left with soreness in his right triceps after pitching to Kemp and was replaced by Casey Kelly, who was traded from San Diego for catcher Christian Bethancourt in December.