Braves Beat Giants 5-3

He has played his entire career at first base.

Cain could not hold a 6-4 lead as Brandon Phillips placed a looping curveball into the second deck to start an inning that felt longer than "The Seven Samurai".

RF Hunter Pence hit a tying homer in the ninth inning against the Braves on Wednesday. Nick Markakis had four hits, including a two-run homer in the first.

Adams has hit 11 of his 12 homers since joining the Braves on May 21. He was the losing pitcher despite allowing only one run in seven innings in a 2-0 loss to the Braves on May 26 in San Francisco.

"It's awful", said Matt Cain, the Giants' union representative, who took the loss when he couldn't hold a 6-4 lead in what became an eight-run avalanche of a fifth inning.

MLB, union give grant to Negro Leagues museum: When it was founded in a one-room office almost three decades ago in Kansas City, Missouri, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum set out to preserve an important yet quickly fading era of America's pastime. The 6-foot-3, 277-pound Adams has limited defensive versatility beyond first base but did appear in six games in left field this season for St. Louis. He notched a one-out single right back up the middle to drive in Johan Camargo and give the Braves an 8-7 victory.

San Francisco went ahead 5-2 in the third on doubles from Posey and Austin Slater.

Garcia allowed six runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. Rookie Jason Hursh (1-0) recorded the final two outs in the fifth for his first major league win.

Down 12-9 entering the ninth, they loaded the bases on a pair of singles and a walk to Belt before the Braves goofed again. Hundley scored on Kelby Tomlinson's fielder's choice grounder, and Panik's fly ball to left field cut the lead to one run.

Add bloodshot eyes and extreme sleep deprivation to the list after a rain-delayed, 12-11 loss to the Braves that ended at 39 minutes past midnight Friday morning at SunTrust Park. The Giants finished the road trip 1-7 and have lost nine of their last 10.

"He's made tremendous progress this year", manager Bruce Bochy said.

They lost two games all last season in which they scored at least eight runs.

Giants: A MRI revealed inflammation in 3B Eduardo Nunez's left hamstring. ("I can't think of any, really", manager Brian Snitker said when asked to think of a successful example.) Freeman is positioned as the future of a rebuilding franchise, and rightfully so; Adams is a temporary grab acquired for the low, low cost of a non-prospect. Peterson was optioned to Gwinnett on June 2. He only picked up three hits over 14 at-bats in Atlanta, but they came in big spots.

Giants: LHP Ty Blach (4-4, 4.23) will start in the opening game of a home weekend series in his first career appearance against the Mets on Friday night.

  • Julie Sanders