Mallex Smith hit a three-run triple in the second inning, Mike Foltynewicz continued his recent upswing by allowing only three hits and one run in six-plus innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Jeff Samardzija and the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Monday.
The Braves survived San Francisco’s two-run, ninth-inning rally. They have won three of four and are now 5-21 at home, still easily the worst in the majors.
Brandon Crawford’s run-scoring single in the ninth was the Giants’ third straight hit off Arodys Vizcaino. The closer struck out Jarrett Parker before second baseman Kelly Johnson bobbled pinch-hitter Buster Posey’s grounder, allowing another run to score. Kolby Tomlinson’s grounder to third base ended the game.
The Giants suffered only their third loss in their last 15 road games. Overall, it was San Francisco’s third loss in 18 games.