Atlanta 6, San Francisco 5

Date - Saturday, June 15, 2013 4:05 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 84°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Meals, First Base - Paul Emmel, Second Base - Bruce Dreckman, Third Base - Gary Darling,
Attendance - 47178

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 11 1
Atlanta 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 6 11 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 35-32 21-11 14-21 L1
Atlanta 40-28 22-8 18-20 W1

Recap


Braves 6, Giants 5: Freddie Freeman delivered a game-ending RBI single to right field to cap a two-run rally in the ninth as host Atlanta snapped a four-game skid. 

The Braves rallied against closer Sergio Romo (3-3), who issued a bases-loaded walk to Justin Upton to tie it before Freeman's base hit gave the Braves their first win in their past five meetings with the Giants. 

B.J. Upton hit a pair of home runs - a solo shot in the second and a two-run blast in the sixth - for the Braves.  Craig Kimbrel (2-1) picked up the win after pitching out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth to keep Atlanta within one. 

San Francisco starter Chad Gaudin wasn't as sharp as his past two outings but kept his team in it, allowing four runs on eight hits in five innings. Braves starter Mike Minor gave up five runs - four earned - on seven hits over six innings to snap a streak of eight straight quality starts.

San Francisco got to Minor for three runs in the third as Andres Torres and Tony Abreu connected for back-to-back RBI doubles and Hunter Pence added a run-scoring single. The Giants added two in the fifth on Buster Posey's RBI double and a sacrifice fly from Pence, but Upton's second blast cut the lead to 5-4 and set up the late heroics.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The multi-homer game is Upton's first as a Brave and the sixth of his career. … Minor had allowed two or fewer earned runs in his previous seven outings. … Posey has hit safely in his last 13 games against the Braves. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   Atlanta
Chad Gaudin Player Mike Minor
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 6.0
0 Strikeouts 7
8 Hits 7
7.20 ERA 6.00
Hitting
San Francisco   Atlanta
Tony Abreu Player Chris Johnson
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
5 TB 2
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 11 0 15 .306 16 10 5 2 0 1
Atlanta 11 2 18 .306 13 3 6 4 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Braves have a W/L % of .675 after a win and .464 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Giants have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .438 after a loss.