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Austin Riley and Joc Pederson celebrate after Atlanta's win over San Diego on Sunday. [DERRICK TUSKAN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

SAN DIEGO — Will Smith struck out the side around three walks in the ninth inning to finish the Atlanta Braves' 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday that opened a 2½-game lead over Philadelphia heading into their NL East showdown.

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