Newcomb goes 6 sturdy, Albies gives jolt as Braves high SF



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11 Sep 2018, 11:43 IST
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are threatening to show a decent NL East race right into a runaway end.

Sean Newcomb pitched six sturdy innings, Ozzie Albies sparked the offense with two extra-base hits and Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Monday night time.

The Braves moved 5 video games forward of Philadelphia atop the NL East and decreased their magic quantity to 15 with their fourth win in 5 video games.

The Giants misplaced their ninth straight, matching their worst skid since 2006.

Albies was 2 for Four with a double, a triple, an RBI and two runs. Kurt Suzuki was Three for 3, together with a double main off a two-run ninth inning.

Albies scored the go-ahead run within the seventh. He led off with a double towards starter Dereck Rodriguez (6-3) and was awarded third when heart fielder Gorkys Hernandez’s throw making an attempt to catch Albies after a large flip at first was off the mark. Hernandez was charged with an error.

“At all times aggressive,” Albies mentioned. “He throws behind me, I am going.”

Albies scored on Dansby Swanson’s sacrifice fly that made it 2-1.

Albies had an RBI triple and scored a run within the ninth.

“He is an aggressive child,” Braves supervisor Brian Snitker mentioned. “He is all the time seeking to advance to the following base, that is for certain.”

Newcomb (12-8) allowed a run on three hits. He struck out eight and walked none.

“I used to be simply attacking the hitters the entire time, making an attempt to make them uncomfortable,” Newcomb mentioned.

Braves nearer A.J. Minter pitched a scoreless ninth for his 14th save.

Rodriguez gave up two runs, one earned, on 5 hits and two walks in 6 1/Three innings.

“I requested him to return out for the seventh. I felt good no matter pitches,” Rodriguez mentioned. “I believed I might pitch a fairly good inning. I really feel sturdy. I wish to preserve going on the market.

“I like taking part in with old-fashioned managers. It is the sport I realized, bunting guys over to second, and grew up watching. Having Bochy as a manger and him having confidence in me is superior.”

The 26-year-old rookie joined some elite firm.

Rodriguez turned one in every of simply two pitchers to permit two or fewer runs over six-plus innings 13 occasions of their first 16 profession begins. The opposite is former Montreal Expos pitcher Steve Rogers, per to Stats, LLC.

The one different Big to permit two or fewer runs in 13 of their first 16 begins in a season is Juan Marichal (1965).


Braves OF Ronald Acuna Jr. was among the many first eight gamers named to symbolize Main League Baseball within the 2018 All-Star Tour with Nippon Skilled Baseball in Japan, which opens Nov. 7 on the Tokyo Dome. … Acuna’s 25th dwelling run on Sunday moved him right into a three-way tie fifth place on the profession record for gamers beneath 21 with Corridor of Famers Eddie Matthews (1952) and Orlando Cepeda (1958).


Braves: RHP Arodys Vizcaino (proper shoulder irritation) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday for the primary time in 5 days. He is anticipated to be activated by Friday, supervisor Brian Snitker mentioned. … RHP Brandon McCarthy (proper knee tendinitis) threw a simulated sport over the weekend however isn’t anticipated to pitch once more this season. … RHP Jose Ramirez (proper shoulder irritation) has been shut down for the remainder of the season. … IF Rio Ruiz was referred to as up from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Giants: INF Ryder Jones (dislocated patella on left knee) may have surgical procedure later this week. The 25-year-old was injured taking a swing throughout Sunday’s sport in Milwaukee.


Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (10-9, 2.75 ERA) is 2-Three with a 5.35 ERA in six profession begins towards the Giants.

Giants: LHP Andrew Suarez (6-10, 4.33) is tied for 11th in franchise historical past for a rookie with 118 strikeouts. He ranks seventh in that class within the San Francisco period.

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