Final

Series: Game 2 of 4

Series tied 1-1 (as of 4/7)

Game 1: Thursday, April 6
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Game 2: Friday, April 7
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Game 3: Saturday, April 8
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Game 4: Sunday, April 9
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Braves 14

(3-2, 3-2 away)

Giants 6

(2-2, 1-1 home)

    10:15 PM ET, April 7, 2006

    AT&T Park, San Francisco, California 

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    W: M. Remlinger (1-0)

    L: T. Walker (0-1)

    Langerhans drives in five as Braves rout Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ryan Langerhans had no trouble with the wet weather.

    Langerhans hit a two-run homer and drove in five runs, and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of San Francisco's shaky bullpen for a 14-6 win over the Giants on Friday night.

    "You generally think of California being perfect weather," Langerhans said. "It's been pretty wacky this week."

    There was plenty wacky about this game.

    Jeff Francoeur got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score the go-ahead run in the seventh, when Langerhans added a two-run single. Mike Remlinger (1-0) got two outs in the sixth for the win in a game that started 1 hour, 46 minutes late because of rain.

    Tyler Walker (0-1) and Jack Taschner combined to walk five batters as the Braves batted around in their eight-run seventh before recording an out -- and the two threw a total of 30 pitches with 23 balls. Atlanta had just two hits in the inning.

    "I've got to say that was one of the worst innings I've ever seen since I put on a uniform," said 70-year-old Giants skipper Felipe Alou, who broke into pro baseball in 1956.

    Taschner's ERA ballooned to 135.00: five earned runs in one-third of an inning.

    "We've been seeing it all since we opened up in L.A.," said Atlanta manager Bobby Cox, ejected in the seventh for arguing balls and strikes. "Offensively, we can't ask for more right now. We take advantage of every break we're given."

    Pinch-hitter Moises Alou hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the sixth for San Francisco, but the Braves answered in the top of the seventh against Walker.

    Alou sent a 3-1 pitch from Joey Devine into the left-field bleachers for his first home run of the year, 298th of his career and second career pinch-hit homer. His last pinch-hit homer came April 23, 1996, against St. Louis while with the Montreal Expos -- a 3,636-day span.

    Steve Finley made the most of his first start for San Francisco, hitting an RBI triple in the Giants' three-run first off the arcade in right field, then late lineup addition Mark Sweeney followed with an RBI double to right against Kyle Davies.

    Giants rookie Matt Cain finally made his season debut, and appeared headed for the win after Alou's big hit. The right-hander had been set to start Thursday's home opener, but a rainout Wednesday in San Diego pushed Noah Lowry back to Thursday's home opener and Cain to Friday.

    It was worth the late finish for the teams to get the game in and avoid a day-night doubleheader Saturday.

    "It's not the end of the world," Sweeney said. "It's a weird night."

    Edgar Renteria hit a solo home run in the third and has hit safely in his first five games of the season. Chipper Jones and Adam LaRoche each hit RBI singles in the fifth to give the Braves a 4-3 lead, but the Giants tied it on Pedro Feliz's RBI double in the sixth.

    Walker walked the first three Braves batters in the seventh, then the rain began to fall again. With Andruw Jones at the plate, Cox was ejected, then Jones hit a tying two-run single.

    Barry Bonds was scratched from the lineup as a precaution because of soggy conditions following hours of precipitation in the Bay Area.

    Manager Alou said there was no plan for Bonds to sit day games after night games this season as the slugger has done in past years, leaving open the chance he would play Saturday.

    Alou also was a late scratch as a precaution until his pinch-hit appearance. Randy Winn, the Giants' center fielder who had been set to get the night off, originally replaced Bonds in the lineup in left field, but was later moved to right and Sweeney was inserted in left. Finley started in center.

    Game notes


    Finley hit his 113th career triple and is the active leader in the category. ... Lowry was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained muscle in his right side a day after he was hurt in the second inning of his first start of the year. San Francisco recalled right-hander Kevin Correia from Triple-A Fresno to take Lowry's roster spot. ... Braves RHP Kenny Ray was still getting attention after striking out Bonds in his first major league appearance in seven years Thursday. Ray received more than a dozen voice mails on his phone after the game. "Some of them called just to see if it was me," said the 31-year-old Ray, who appeared in 13 games and pitched 11 1-3 innings for the Kansas City Royals in 1999. ... When Feliz hit his bases-clearing double Thursday, he drove in three second-generation major leaguers: Alou, Bonds and Lance Niekro.

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