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23.07.2019 02:34
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SAN FRANCISCO — te-game magic when they face the free-falling San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night in the middle meeting of a three-game series.The Braves (80-64) scored once in the seventh inning and twice in the ninth to break from a 1-1 tie en route to a 4-1 victory in the series opener on Monday night.The win was Atlanta’s fourth in five tries on a seven-game Western swing and pushed the Braves a season-best five games ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies (74-68) in the National League East.Article continues below ...Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson continue a run of productive late-game plate appearances with a pair of sacrifice flies that accounted for Atlanta’s seventh-inning run and one of its ninth-inning tallies in the win.The two RBIs ran the 24-year-old’s season total to a career-best 57 Lewis Brinson Jersey , 26 of which have come in the seventh through ninth innings. He’s hitting .323 in those innings.Both sacrifice flies scored Ozzie Albies, who had doubled and tripled to put himself in scoring position. He now has 19 extra-base hits — 12 doubles, two triples and five home runs — in the seventh through ninth innings.The three late runs raised the Braves’ season total in the seventh through ninth to 232, just one fewer than the NL-leading Chicago Cubs.The Braves will look to pad their total against Giants rookie left-hander Andrew Suarez (6-10, 4.33) and/or a San Francisco bullpen that’s been leaking oil of late.Suarez recorded his first major-league win in Atlanta on May 6, limiting the Braves to one unearned run in 5 1/3 innings.He left with a three-run lead, then almost saw his win evaporate into thin air when Atlanta got rolling offensively late in the game, scoring twice off Giants closer Hunter Strickland in the ninth before stranding the potential tying run at third base.The outing was the only time Suarez has faced the Braves.Strickland has been a part of a Giants bullpen that has contributed big-time to the team’s current nine-game losing streak.The bullpen has allowed 15 runs in 24 2/3 innings (5.47 ERA) in those games, registering two blown saves and four losses.Strickland has allowed at least one run in six of his last nine appearances , including the two in the ninth inning Monday against the Braves.Atlanta will counter Tuesday with right-hander Mike Foltynewicz (10-9, 2.75), who has a 2-3 lifetime record and a 5.35 ERA in six starts against the Giants.Those numbers got worse when he pitched in a 9-4 loss home to San Francisco in May and got hammered for a six-run second inning.The Giants swept that three-game series in Atlanta.The late start on the West Coast on Tuesday night will give the Braves an opportunity to do some serious scoreboard-watching as their chief rival in the East, the Phillies, play a double-header against the Washington Nationals that starts at 12:05 p.m. Pacific time.The double-header was the result of a postponement Monday due to a soggy field. Boston Red Sox (40-35, third in the AL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (48-24, first in the AL Central)Minneapolis; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Eduardo Rodriguez (7-4, 4.67 ERA J. T. Realmuto Jersey , 1.33 WHIP, 84 strikeouts) Twins: Kyle Gibson (7-3, 3.70 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 77 strikeouts)Article continues below ...BOTTOM LINE: Both Boston and Minnesota are looking to win the series with a victory.The Twins are 24-12 on their home turf. Minnesota has slugged .507, good for the best mark in the majors. Max Kepler leads the club with a .566 slugging percentage, including 36 extra-base hits and 18 home runs.The Red Sox are 23-18 on the road. The Boston offense has compiled a .261 batting average as a team this season, good for sixth in the American League. Rafael Devers leads the team with a mark of .304. The Twins won the last meeting 4-3. Zack Littell earned his first victory and Kepler went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs for Minnesota. Brian Johnson registered his first loss for Boston.TOP PERFORMERS: Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with 19 home runs and is slugging .520. Nelson Cruz is 13-for-38 with two doubles, four home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Minnesota.J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 16 home runs and is batting .292. Devers is 14-for-44 with a double , a triple, three home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Boston.LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 6-4, .272 batting average, 3.58 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runsRed Sox: 6-4, .281 batting average, 3.32 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runsTwins Injuries: Adalberto Mejia: 10-day IL (calf), Byron Buxton: 10-day IL (wrist) Miguel Rojas Jersey , Ehire Adrianza: 10-day IL (abdominal).Red Sox Injuries: Tyler Thornburg: 10-day IL (hip), Heath Hembree: 10-day IL (elbow), Nathan Eovaldi: 10-day IL (elbow), Dustin Pedroia: 60-day IL (knee), Steve Pearce: 10-day IL (back), Mitch Moreland: 10-day IL (quad), Tzu-Wei Lin: 10-day IL (knee).

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