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The Observer News Enterprise is live at Turner Field in Georgia for Major League Baseball action between the Atlanta Braves (39-28) and the San Francisco Giants (35-31).
The Giants won game one of the series last night, 6-0, behind Madison Bumgarner's two-hit performance on the mound.
Starting line ups
1. Andrelton Simmons, SS
2. Jason Heyward, RF
3. Justin Upton, LF
4. Freddie Freeman, 1B
5. Brian McCann, C
6. B.J. Upton, CF
7. Dan Uggla, 2B
8. Chris Johnson, 3B
9. Minor Minor, P
San Francisco (35-31)
1. Andres Torres, LF
2. Tony Abreu, 2B
3. Buster Posey, C
4. Hunter Pence, RF
5. Joaquin Arias, 3B
6. Juan Perez, CF
7. Brandon Crawford, SS
8. Guillermo Quiroz, 1B
9. Chad Gaudin, P
Top of the first (Giants batting)
Andres Torres leads off the game with a fly out to center field. Gregor Blanco, who led off last night's game with a solo home run, is taking the day off. Tony Abreu strikes out looking. Buster Posey, who had three doubles in last night's game, also flies out to center field.
Bottom of the first (Braves batting)
Andrelton Simmons grounds out to third base. Jason Heyward walks. Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman both fly out to right and left fields, respectively. 0-0 game after one inning.
Top of the second (Giants batting)
Hunter Pence flies out to Dan Uggla, who stretches into right field to make a play. Joaquin Arias and Juan Perez strike out swinging to end the inning.
Bottom of the second (Braves batting)
McCann pops out to Crawford at short. B.J. Upton connects on his 7th home run of the season to deep right field. on a 2-1 pitch from Gaudin. Braves lead 1-0.
Uggla flies out to center field. Johnson singles off of the glove of Gaudin. Johnson dives head first to reach base by beating the throw from Posey to Gaudin. Minor flies out to right field to end the inning.
Top of the third (Giants batting)
Minor gives up his first hit â€” a single up the middle by Crawford â€”Â to start out the inning. Quiroz strikes out swinging (Minor's fourth punch out of the game so far). Gaudin sacrifices Crawford over to second. Crawford takes third on Minor's wild pitch.
Torres doubles to left-center field to bring home Crawford and tie the game, 1-1.
Abreu doubles past Johnson at third to score Torres from second. Giants lead 2-1.
Posey intentionally walked on four-straight pitches. Pence doubles to shallow right field. Abreu scores to make it 3-1 and Posey moves to third base. Arias flies out to left-center field to end the inning.
Bottom of the third (Braves batting)
Simmons flies out to center field. Heyward flies out deep to left field at the warning track. Justin Upton singles to right field. Upton advances to second on a wild pitch by Gaudin. Freeman flies out to right field.
Top of the fourth (Giants batting)
Perez strikes out looking (Minor's fifth strikeout). Crawford also strikes out looking. Quiroz flies out to center field.
Bottom of the fourth (Braves batting)
McCann singles. B.J. Upton grounds into a fielder's choice and is safe at first. Uggla drives a ball deep to center field, but it is caught by Perez. Upton steals second base (5th of year).
Johnson singles between third and short to score Upton. Braves cut deficit to 3-2.
Minor ends inning on a fly out to center field.
Top of the fifth (Giants batting)
Gaudin grounds out to second. Torres singles. Abreu reaches on an error at second base by Uggla.
Posey's RBI double brought home Torres. Pence hits a sacrifice fly to drive in a second run in the inning. Giants lead 5-2.
Bottom of the fifth (Braves batting)
Simmons flies out to right field. Heyward singles to a play fielded deep by the second baseman Abreu. Heyward moves to second on a wild pitch. Justin Upton flies out to left field near the third base line. Freeman flies out to center field to retire the side, stranding a runner in scoring position. San Francisco is up 5-2 after five complete.
Top of the sixth (Giants batting)
Perez reaches base on a single and advances to second on a throw error by Simmons. Crawford out on an unassisted play at first base by Freeman. Perez moves to third base on the play. Quiroz strikes out swinging. Gaudin grounds out to short to end the inning.
Bottom of the sixth (Braves batting)
McCann doubles down the right field line. B.J. Upton homes to right-center field to score two runs. Braves trail Giants, 5-4.
Gaudin exits in favor of reliever Jean Machi. Gaudin finishes the game with five innings, eight hits, four earned runs and one walk.
Uggla walks on five pitches. Johnson strikes out looking. Schafer pinch hits for Minor and singles to shallow left-center field. Runners on first and second with one out. Giants call a mound visit for Machi.
Simmons grounds into a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning. Giants remain in lead, 5-4.
Top of the seventh (Giants batting)
Pitching change for Atlanta. Varvaro in after Minor is pinch hit for. Torres leads off inning with ground out to shorstop. Abreu singles between first and second base. Posey grounds into a fielder's choice. He is safe at first. Pence grounds into an unassisted play by Simmons at short. Inning over.
Bottom of the seventh (Braves batting)
Heyward grounds out to second base. Justin Upton flies out to center field. Freeman grounds out to second base.
Top of the eighth (Giants batting)
Pitching change for Atlanta. Luis Avilan in for Anthony Varvaro.
Arias singles to right-center field. Perez strikes out for the third time in today's game. Crawford strikes out swinging. Quiroz flies out to center field.
Bottom of the eighth (Braves batting)
McCann strikes out. Giants make a double switch. Blanco goes to center field for Perez. Jeremy Affeld in to pitch for Javier Lopez. Going for his third home run of the game, B.J. Upton grounds out to second base. Uggla flies out to shallow right field.
Top of the ninth (Giants batting)
Craig Kimbrel comes in to pitch in place of Luis Avilan. Blanco singles in between first and second. Torres flies out to left field. Blanco caught stealing by McCann.
Abreu doubles down the right field line for team's fourth extra-base hit this game and 11th of the series. Kimbrel walks Posey on four pitches. Pence strikes out swinging to Kimbrel's fastball to end the inning.
Bottom of the ninth (Braves batting)
Double switch for Giants before the inning. Sergio Romo in to close the game out. Brandon Belt is playing first.
Ramiro Pena pinch hitting for Chris Johnson in the Braves line up. Pena strikes out looking.
Evan Gattis also pinch hitting in the pitcher's spot. He draws a walk. Andrelton Simmons coming to the plate. Reed Johnson pinch runs for Gattis. Simmons reaches base on an E6. Jason Heyward loads the bases on a single to shallow left field. Justin Upton coming to the plate to try to tie this game.
Justin Upton works a full count on Romo and walks in Johnson from third â€” the tying run. Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti comes out to talk to Romo. Freeman coming to the plate. A sac fly ends this game.
FINAL SCORE: Atlanta 6, San Francisco 5
WP: Craig Kimbrel (2-1, 1.78 ERA) - 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, BB, K
LP: Sergio Romo (3-3, 2.84 ERA) - 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, K
San Francisco (35-22)