The Atlanta Braves picked up a shutout win over the San Francisco Giants by a final score of 3-0 on Sunday in the finale of a three-game set at Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA, which allowed the Braves to avoid being swept by the Giants in the weekend series and end a four-game losing streak.
The game remained scoreless until the top of the seventh inning, when Adam Duvall got the Braves on the board with a two-run homer.
That marked the end of the line for San Francisco’s starting pitcher, Anthony DeSclafani, who was charged with the loss. Then Eddie Rosario contributed a solo shot off Zack Littell.
Rosario hit a single in the top of the ninth, which allowed him to complete a cycle; this marked the ninth time in franchise history that a Brave has hit for the cycle.
Max Fried got the win for Atlanta after giving up just three hits, walking one, and striking out five in seven scoreless innings. Will Smith was credited with his 33rd save of the season.
The Braves improved to 77-70 on the ’21 season and hold a two game lead in the National League East over the Philadelphia Phillies (who lost to the New York Mets on Sunday night). They’ll be in Arizona to face the Diamondbacks in the first outing of a four game series tonight. First pitch is set for 9:40 pm Eastern at Chase Field in Phoenix. Listen on WLAQ 1410 AM/96.9 FM; air time is 8:25 pm.