Jurrjens pitched six strong innings to become the first 10-game winner in the NL and the Atlanta Braves had eight extra-base hits in a 10-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer and finished with four RBIs for Atlanta, which has won five of six and 12 of 17 overall.
Jurrjens (10-3) combined with three relievers on a four-hitter and lowered his NL-leading ERA to 2.07. He joined CC Sabathia of the Yankees and Detroit’s Justin Verlander as 10-game winners.
Jurrjens has won his last three starts against San Diego, including his first career complete game, an 8-2 victory at Petco Park on April 26. On Saturday night, the right-hander held San Diego to one run and three hits.
The Braves rebounded one night after they were held to four hits in an 11-2 loss to the Padres.
Jason Heyward doubled twice and scored twice, Nate McLouth had two doubles and Chipper Jones had two hits and two RBIs for Atlanta. Uggla capped the scoring with a drive to center with two outs in the ninth off Evan Scribner, his 11th.
Jurrjens’ only mistake was allowing a home run to Alberto Gonzalez on the first pitch of the third inning. Gonzalez was starting for the second straight night at third base in place of Chase Headley and went deep for the first time since April 16, 2009, for Washington against Philadelphia.
It was Jurrjens’ 14th start. The last Braves pitcher to win 10 games in 14 or fewer starts was Tom Glavine in 2002, in his 14th start.
The Padres had plenty of other chances but failed to capitalize. They had runners on first and second with no outs in the second, fifth and sixth, with runners eventually reaching third in all three innings, but failed to bring them in.
San Diego’s Dustin Moseley (2-7) allowed three runs, two earned, and five hits in 5 2/3 innings. He walked four and struck out three.
Heyward doubled to right with one out in the first and scored on Jones’ single. He doubled to right with one out in the sixth and scored on Freddie Freeman’s two-out single.
The Braves added three runs in the eighth. Uggla had an RBI single, Alex Gonzalez an RBI on a suicide squeeze and McLouth an RBI double.
Jordan Schafer tripled leading off the ninth and scored on Jones’ double.