Brian McCann hit a two-run homer and an RBI single in his third game this season after coming off the disabled list, and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Thursday night to begin a four-game series between NL division leaders. Read More
Tim Hudson pitched seven strong innings, leading the Atlanta Braves in a 7-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday night.
The teams split the four-game series at AT&T Park, with Atlanta winning the last two.
Hudson (13-4) scattered five hits and one walk while allowing one run. He struck out five. He has won his last seven decisions, and the Braves are 9-1 in his 10 starts since July 6. Read More
Barry Zito took a shutout into the ninth inning in a dominating performance as the Giants dropped the Braves 5-2 at AT&T Park for their fourth straight victory on Thursday.
Hector Sanchez hit a two-run double during a four-run fifth inning as the Giants increased their National League West lead to three games over the Los Angeles
Dodgers. Read More
The Atlanta Braves squeaked by the Giants 3-2 on Thursday, salvaging the final game of a three-game series.
“You lose two in a row after winning seven,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said, “and it feels like you’ll never win again.”
Freddie Freeman and David Ross hit solo home runs, and Tim Hudson (8-4) limited San Francisco, which saw its five-game win streak end, to two runs in 7¹⁄³ innings. Read More
Brandon Crawford and Gregor Blanco launched three-run homers into the right-field seats in the 11th inning as visiting San Francisco beat Atlanta for the second consecutive night.Crawford and Blanco both hit deep blasts off Chad Durbin, as the Braves' bullpen allowed eight runs (four earned) in extra innings. Crawford's homer broke a 3-3 tie. Read More
Buster Posey drove in five runs and the visiting Giants scored six runs in the fourth inning to cruise past the Atlanta Braves 9-0 on Tuesday, their fourth consecutive victory. The Giants’ win also snapped Atlanta’s seven-game win streak.
Posey, a Georgia native, went 3-for-5 with two doubles. That was more than enough support for left-hander Barry Zito (8-6), who surrendered just three hits in seven shutout innings while walking one and striking out four. Read More
When Buster Posey scored the run that would win the game for the San Francisco Giants in Game 4 of the National League Division Series, Edgar Posada screamed.
“We’ve got this,” 30-year-old Posada said. Read More
Brooks Conrad bobbled a grounder. Then he dropped a popup. Finally, a hard shot skidded under his glove in the ninth inning for his third error of the game, allowing the San Francisco Giants to rally for a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Read More
It was a game that had the Atlanta Braves reaching for pitches, and the media reaching for comparisons. If it wasn’t the finest game Tim Linececum ever has pitched for the Giants, it no question was the most important he ever pitched.
This was what the Giants needed in their first postseason game in seven years: A sellout crowd of 43,936 at AT&T dressed in orange and black and unbelievably raucous, and Lincecum throwing fastballs and change-ups to near perfection. Read More
The Atlanta Braves have better hitting, and even if you’re an optimist and figure the Giants can go the next step, there’s no way they beat the Philadelphia Phillies. Unless they do, and then if it’s New York Yankees or Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series. It’s a given, top to bottom, American League teams are superior to those from the National League. Read More