San Francisco 5, Atlanta 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, August 24, 2012 10:15 PM
Location - AT&T Park
Temperature - 58°
Umpires - Home Plate - Rob Drake, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Andy Fletcher,
Attendance - 41486

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Atlanta 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 0
San Francisco 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 5 14 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 71-55 36-29 35-26 L2
San Francisco 71-55 37-26 34-29 W5

Recap


Giants 5, Braves 3:
Red-hot Angel Pagan tripled and doubled among his four hits and Ryan Vogelsong overcame a shaky start to pitch 6 1/3 solid innings as host San Francisco matched a season high with its fifth straight victory.

Pagan's two-out RBI triple in the fourth inning broke a 2-2 tie as the National League West-leading Giants won for the 10th time in 13 games. Pagan is 18-for-35 during his eight-game hitting streak.

Freddie Freeman homered twice and Jason Heyward also went deep for the Braves, who lost for the sixth time in seven contests.

Vogelsong (11-7) halted a two-game losing streak during which he pitched a combined 5 2/3 innings. He yielded three runs, four hits and struck out five Friday.

Atlanta's Ben Sheets (4-4) lost his third straight start and fourth in his last five. He yielded four runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Heyward and Freeman homered in the first and second innings, respectively, to give Atlanta a 2-0 lead.

Pagan led off the third with a double and scored on a two-base hit by Pablo Sandoval, who tied the game when he scored on Sheets' wild pitch.

Marco Scutaro singled following Pagan's triple to put San Francisco in front 4-2.

Buster Posey, who missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, doubled off third baseman Chipper Jones' glove in the sixth to give the Giants a 5-2 lead.

Freeman's second homer, which bounced off the top of the right field wall and into McCovey Cove, made it 5-3 and chased Vogelsong.

Javier Lopez came on to strike out Heyward to end the eighth before retiring Jones, Freeman and Brian McCann in the ninth to earn his fourth save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Braves have scored 17 runs in their last seven games. ... San Francisco's Hunter Pence went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts and has fanned 28 times in 91 at-bats over 23 games since being acquired from Philadelphia. ... Pagan, who recorded his second four-hit game of the season, has scored 12 runs during his hitting streak.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   San Francisco
Ben Sheets Player Ryan Vogelsong
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 6.1
2 Strikeouts 5
9 Hits 4
8.31 ERA 4.26
Hitting
Atlanta   San Francisco
Freddie Freeman Player Angel Pagan
2 Hits 4
2 RBI 1
2 HR 0
8 TB 7
.500 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 6 3 15 .188 8 7 3 1 1 0
San Francisco 14 0 20 .412 25 6 4 5 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Giants have a W/L % of .543 after a win and .589 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Braves have a W/L % of .634 after a win and .473 after a loss.