Posey, McCutchen help hot-hitting Giants beat Braves 11-2

Posey, McCutchen help hot-hitting Giants beat Braves 11-2”

The Braves welcome the San Francisco Giants to Atlanta for a three-game series today-Sunday at SunTrust Park. He then proceeded to get in a amusing shot about the game's lopsided final score. After Sunday's contest, the Braves and Giants won't meet again until a three-game series in San Francisco on September 10-12.

The Giants signed Hanson as a minor-league free agent this offseason and he arrived in spring training with an opportunity to compete with Kelby Tomlinson, Orlando Calixte and other free-agent infielders Chase d'Arnaud, Andres Blanco and Josh Rutledge for a spot as a reserve infielder. Albies, the Braves leadoff hitter, doubled, moved to third on a Ronald Acuna Jr. ground ball, and scored on another ground ball by Freddie Freeman.

A day after snapping the Braves' 19-game streak without having a starting pitcher suffer a loss, the Giants knocked right-hander Brandon McCarthy out of the game in the top of the fourth inning. Brandon Belt, Evan Longoria and Nick Hundley each added RBIs to round out the scoring for the Giants in the win. Hanson then drove in Longoria with a 2-run home run to right field. Alen Hanson went 2 for 5 with a homer, a double and four RBIs, while Brandon Crawford and Buster Posey each had two RBIs, while going 3 for 5, with Crawford adding a double. The Braves entered the game averaging a National League-best 7.6 runs of support per McCarthy start, but were unable to make the Giants' output on this night. They've beaten the Angels, Nationals and Dodgers as of late - all of which are considered playoff contenders - so beating the Braves would add another one to their resume.

Blach was solid all game, allowing just two runs in 7.2 innings pitched and lowering his season ERA to 3.60.

The Giants may not have escaped unscathed, however.

With their fifth straight series win clinched, the Giants improved to 18-15 and will have a chance for the sweep Sunday morning. Andrew Suarez will start game three and is 0-1 with a 4.38 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season.

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