Final Score: San Francisco 3, Atlanta 1
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Vogelsong pitched six strong frames as
the San Francisco Giants took a 3-1 win over the Atlanta Braves in the second
of a three-game set.
Vogelsong (1-1) gave up just one run on five hits with four walks and six
strikeouts for his first win over six starts this season.
"I was kind of fighting myself there a little bit," said Vogelsong. "I was
maybe a little tentative at first, getting a little too fine on the corners."
Buster Posey, Michael Morse and Brandon Belt all hit solo home runs for the
Giants, who have won four straight and eight of nine.
Julio Teheran (2-2) gave up all three home runs and struck out seven over
seven innings for the Braves, who have dropped their past five games. B.J.
Upton drove in the lone Atlanta run.
The Giants got on the board in the second inning when Belt led off the frame
with his eighth home run of the year, a shot over the right field wall.
Atlanta loaded the bases with two outs in the second, but Teheran grounded out
back to the mound to end the frame.
The Braves, though, did tie the game in the third as Jason Heyward drew a
leadoff walk, stole second and came home on Upton's double to left. Freddie
Freeman followed with a single to put runners on the corners, but he was
caught stealing second between strikeouts by Justin Upton and Evan Gattis.
Posey, though, gave the lead right back to San Francisco with his homer to
start the fourth, a blast over the wall in left for his seventh of the year.
Atlanta put men on first and second with one out in the fifth, but Freeman
lined out and Justin Upton struck out to end the threat.
The Giants got their third leadoff home run of the game in the seventh, when
Morse started the frame with his eighth of the year for a 3-1 lead.
Jeremy Affeldt pitched a perfect seventh for the Giants, but gave up a leadoff
walk to Freeman in the eighth.
Jean Machi came on and quickly induced a double play from Justin Upton before
getting Gattis to ground out.
"We haven't had very much timely hitting lately," said Atlanta second baseman
Dan Uggla. "Everybody goes through stretches like this. We just have to end
Sergio Romo threw a 1-2-3 ninth for his ninth save of the season.
The last time the Braves lost five straight was from May 21-28, 2012, when
they lost eight in a row ... Atlanta left seven men on base and went 2-for-8
with runners in scoring position ... Vogelsong is 2-1 in five appearances
(four starts) against Atlanta ... The Giants have homered in 10 straight
games, the longest such streak since the team also homered in 10 straight from
Sept. 23-Oct. 3, 2010.
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