MLB Wrap: Giants hand Braves 6th straight loss

MLB Wrap: Giants hand Braves 6th straight loss

May 4, 2014, 10:15 pm
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Justin Upton reacts after striking out in the Braves' loss to the Giants. (USA Today Images)

ATLANTA -- The San Francisco Giants put together quite a mind-boggling statistic in their first three-game sweep at Turner Field.

San Francisco did not have a hit with a runner in scoring position, but still won three straight over the Atlanta Braves. Credit belongs to strong pitching and seven home runs.

Brandon Crawford hit two home runs and Madison Bumgarner helped the Giants beat Atlanta 4-1 Sunday, handing the Braves their sixth straight loss (see full recap).

Verlander helps Tigers win 5th straight
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was little surprise that Billy Butler broke up Justin Verlander's no-hit bid Sunday.

The Detroit ace was cruising until Butler's two-out single in the sixth inning of Tigers' 9-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

Butler singled cleanly to right on a 1-2 pitch, leaving him with a .432 career average in 74 at-bats against Verlander (see full recap).

Marlins win wild game over Dodgers
MIAMI -- Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was struck in the thigh by a sharp grounder and kept pitching despite discomfort. Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig slammed into the wall trying unsuccessfully for a game-saving catch and crumpled to the warning track in pain.

A seesaw struggle Sunday left both team hurting, but it stung more for Los Angeles. Miami improved baseball's best home record when Jeff Baker hit an RBI double off the wall with two outs in the ninth inning to win 5-4.

Puig slammed into the wall trying for an acrobatic catch and was shaken up but not seriously hurt. Teammates ran out to check on him while the Marlins celebrated a wild victory (see full recap).

Gee cools off Rockies in Mets' win
DENVER -- On a grounder up the middle, Dillon Gee stuck his glove behind his back and somehow snared the ball.

"Lucky," he conceded.

His pitching performance on the mound? Now that was skillful.

Gee threw six scoreless innings to tame the hottest-hitting team in the major leagues as the New York Mets salvaged the final game of their series against Colorado, beating the Rockies 5-1 Sunday (see full recap).

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