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Despite getting outhit 9-3, Braves salvage game against Giants

Jul 19, 2012, 2:52 PM EDT

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Going for their first sweep in Atlanta since 1988, the Giants outhit the Braves 9-3 on Thursday, yet lost 3-2 anyway.

All three Braves hits went for extra bases: Freddie Freeman and David Ross homered off Madison Bumgarner, while Michael Bourn delivered an RBI triple after a Pablo Sandoval error put Paul Janish on base.

Tim Hudson won for the Braves, moving him to 5-2 with a 2.92 ERA in eight starts since the beginning of June. Craig Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth for his major league-high 28th save.

The Giants won the first two games of the series at Turner Field, 9-0 and 9-4. Had they won again today, it would have been their first sweep in Atlanta since June 27-29, 1988.  Candy Maldonado and Dale Murphy were the cleanup hitters in that series, and batting fifth for the Braves was Ken Griffey Sr. The Giants’ Will Clark hit his NL-leading 19th homer in the finale of the series.

  1. klbader - Jul 19, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Will Clark was a real beast before all the injuries. I grew up near SF and he seemed to me a HoF-caliber player before he got hurt. He also seems like he might have been a bit of a jerk. I don’t know for sure. He just had the look and I am judgmental.

  2. pantherpro - Jul 19, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    Braves suck

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