San Francisco 9, Atlanta 0

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - D.J. Reyburn,
Attendance - 29623

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 1 0 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 9 13 0
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 50-40 29-16 21-24 W4
Atlanta 49-40 23-23 26-17 L1

Recap


Giants 9, Braves 0: Buster Posey drove in five runs and visiting San Francisco scored six runs in the fourth, winning its fourth in a row and snapping Atlanta’s seven-game win streak.

Posey, a Georgia native, went 3-for-5 with two doubles. That was plenty of support for Barry Zito (8-6), who surrendered just three hits in seven shutout innings while walking one and striking out four.

Posey doubled home Gregor Blanco in the first, singled to score Melky Cabrera in the third and cleared the bases with a three-run double to left-center in the big fourth inning off reliever Luis Avilan.

Atlanta starter Jair Jurrjens (3-3), who had not lost in four starts since returning from the minors, surrendered eight runs on eight hits with three walks and one strikeout in 3 1/3 innings.

Zito singled home the first run of the fourth off Jurrjens. Back-to-back run-scoring singles from Ryan Theriot and Cabrera made it 5-0 and ended Jurrjens’ night. Posey followed with his three-run double.

Cabrera, Angel Pagan and Brandon Crawford each added two hits for the Giants, who finished 7-for-14 with runners in scoring position.

Avilan gave up five hits and one run in 3 2/3 innings of relief, striking out five.

GAME NOTEBOOK: San Francisco C Hector Sanchez came out of the game in the fourth with a sprained left knee. Posey, who started at first base, moved behind the plate. … Atlanta LHP Jonny Venters, on the disabled list with an elbow impingement, threw a bullpen session Tuesday and likely will start a minor-league rehab assignment this weekend. … Atlanta 3B Chipper Jones did not get a hit for just the second time in his past 17 games. ... San Francisco has allowed just five runs during its four-game winning streak. ... Zito improved to 4-0 in five career starts at Turner Field.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   Atlanta
Barry Zito Player Jair Jurrjens
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 3.1
4 Strikeouts 1
3 Hits 8
0.00 ERA 21.60
Hitting
San Francisco   Atlanta
Buster Posey Player Tyler Pastornicky
3 Hits 1
5 RBI 0
0 HR 0
5 TB 1
.600 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 13 0 16 .342 16 9 9 4 2 0
Atlanta 5 0 7 .161 11 7 0 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Braves have a W/L % of .612 after a win and .475 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Giants have a W/L % of .531 after a win and .585 after a loss.