National League Game Summary - San Francisco at Atlanta|
(Saturday, June 15th)
Final Score: Atlanta 6, San Francisco 5
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Freddie Freeman capped a two-run ninth inning
with an RBI single as the Atlanta Braves rallied past the San Francisco
Giants, 6-5, in the second contest of a three-game series.
Holding a 5-4 lead, the Giants sent Sergio Romo (3-3) to the mound in the
bottom of the ninth. Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis walked with one out and
Andrelton Simmons reached first on third baseman Joaquin Arias' fielding error
before Jason Heyward singled to load the bases. Romo then walked Justin
Upton to force in pinch-runner Reed Johnson with the tying run. Freeman
followed with the game-winning hit to right.
"That's baseball. You can only control certain things," Romo said. "I went out
there and tried my best. It didn't go so well. It's never a good feeling when
you let your team down."
B.J. Upton hit a pair of homers and had three RBI while scoring three runs for
the Braves, who snapped a four-game skid. Chris Johnson had an RBI.
"It's good to beat these guys," Johnson said. "They've had our number early in
the year at their place."
Atlanta starter Mike Minor gave up five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits
while striking out seven over six innings. Craig Kimbrel (2-1) tossed a
scoreless top of the ninth to pick up the win.
Hunter Pence knocked in two runs for the Giants, who had a brief two-game
winning streak snapped. Buster Posey, Tony Abreu and Andres Torres added an
Chad Gaudin allowed four runs on eight hits over five-plus innings for San
B.J. Upton's solo homer in the second gave the Braves a 1-0 lead, but San
Francisco responded with three runs in the third.
Brandon Crawford singled, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on
Torres' double to left-center field. Abreu followed with an RBI double down
the left-field line, and Posey was intentionally walked before Pence hit an
RBI single to right.
The Braves got one run back in the fourth. B.J. Upton reached first on a
fielder's choice, stole second and scored on Johnson's base hit.
The Giants tacked on two more runs in the fifth. Torres singled and Abreu
reached first on Simmons' fielding error. Posey's RBI double off the wall in
center and Pence's sacrifice fly made it 5-2.
B.J. Upton's two-run homer in the sixth cut the gap to one. McCann led off
with a double and the older Upton brother followed with a blast to center.
Each team had 11 hits ... Abreu went 3-for-5 with two runs scored ... The
series ends Sunday night, with Braves pitcher Julio Teheran facing Tim
Lincecum of the Giants.
06/15 20:10:01 ET