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Orange and Black Sunday Inside Scoop

May 4th, 2014 at 8:35 PM
By Michael Almonte

'Wave your flag, wave your towel' photo (c) 2010, randychiu - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The San Francisco Giants recorded their second three-game sweep of the season on Sunday afternoon as they defeated the Atlanta Braves 4-1. It was the Giants first sweep on the road this season and first time since June 27th-June 29th, 1988 they swept the Braves in Atlanta. It was also the first time the Giants swept the Braves at Turner Field since the ballpark opened in 1997.

Brandon Crawford smacked two home runs on the day for the first time in his career and the Giants have produced a home run in 11-straight games. The 2002 Giants recorded a home run in 14-straight games and the team is 16-7 this season when they drill at least one homer. The orange and black are 7-2 versus the Braves in their last nine meetings and have a 1.59 ERA against them.

The Giants became the first team since 1974 to sweep a series of three or more without getting any hits with runners in scoring position. The team connected with six solo home runs during the weekend. The club has produced a quality start in eight of their last 11 outings and are 15-1 this year when scoring first.

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The team placed Matt Cain on the 15-Day DL with a finger injury and recalled Jake Dunning from Triple-A Fresno. Yusmeiro Petit is expected to start for Cain in the series opener on Monday in Pittsburgh against the Pirates.

Cain cut his right index finger last Tuesday before his scheduled start against the San Diego Padres. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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