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Braves’ late rally not enough to overcome Foltynewicz’s bad night

MLB: Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

The Braves were shut down by Ty Blach and the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night, falling by a score of 6-3.

Mike Foltynewicz started for Atlanta and really struggled against a pretty bad Giants lineup that was without Buster Posey. He surrendered a two-run homer in the 2nd inning to Nick Hundley and a solo shot to Brandon Belt in the 4th. To make things worse, Foltynewicz gave up an RBI-single to Blach in the 4th and then an RBI-double to Denard Span to push the deficit to 5-0. A rough night all-around for Folty.

The Braves offense couldn't get much of anything going until late. Brandon Phillips plated the first run in the 8th with an RBI-single, and then Nick Markakis beat out a fielder's choice to score Ender Inciarte to cut the deficit to 5-2. Matt Adams later came to the plate with two runners on and a chance to tie it, but he grounded out to end the threat.

The Giants added on an insurance run in the 8th. The Braves cut the lead to 6-3 in the 9th, but Inciarte bounced one back to Giants closer Mark Melancon for the final out.

The Braves will try to win the series on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET as R.A. Dickey takes on Johnny Cueto.

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