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Garcia hits walk-off homer in 12th

The Braves rallied from deficits of six runs and two runs to force extras and took the series opener against the visiting Giants on Adonis Garcia's first career walk-off homer -- a 2-run shot in the 12th. All three of Garcia's homers this season have given the Braves the lead. Box score

Braves battle back, force extras

A.J. Pierzynski crushed a homer to right field with two outs to erase a two-run deficit and pull the Braves even with the visiting Giants at 7-7. Follow live

Braves show life in Atlanta

After four Giants homers put the Braves in a 6-0 hole, Jace Peterson smoked a three-run shot to cut the deficit in half, and Nick Markakis added an RBI single. It's 6-4, Giants. Follow live

Giants smash fourth homer

The Giants have four homers in four innings and hold a 6-0 lead over the Braves after Brandon Crawford's second jack of the game -- a two-run shot to left field. Follow live

Buster Posey doubles lead for Giants

The catcher hit a 2-run shot to center -- his 16th of the season -- to make it 4-0 vs. the Braves in the third inning. The Giants are currently tied for the second NL wild card spot. Follow live

Belt, Crawford hit back-to-back homers

Both long balls were opposite-field, and both were solo shots with two outs to give the Giants a 2-0 lead against the Braves in the second. Brandon Belt now has 13 homers this season, and Brandon Crawford upped his total to 17. Follow live

In pursuit of the wild card

With Chicago tied with San Francisco for the second NL wild card, the next seven games are huge for the Cubs; they play three in Pittsburgh starting at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN, then they go back home for a four-game series vs. the Giants.

Giants face tough stretch in August

The Giants will play 26 consecutive games against winning teams from Thursday through early September. That stretch concludes with three games at Dodger Stadium. Schoenfield: 10 big storylines

Giants put Joe Panik on 15-day DL

San Francisco loses Panik, the NL second base leader in OPS (.816), due to lower back inflammation. In response, the Giants recalled INF Kelby Tomlinson from Triple-A.

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Leake fills spot in Giants' rotation

RHP Mike Leake provides San Francisco with another solid starter, one who comes with a history of pitching well at AT&T Park. MLB Power Rankings

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10 big storylines for the second half

The trade deadline has passed, now it's time to consider the final two months of the season. Here are 10 big storylines to watch.

Make or break week for the Cubs?

For the next 7 days, the Cubs will face the two teams they are chasing in the NL wild card race. The Cubs are 4 games back of the Pirates for the 1st spot and tied with the Giants for the 2nd spot.

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Rangers win in dramatic fashion

Texas turned a double play on speedy Giants OF Hunter Pence with the bases loaded to end the Rangers' 2-1 win. Martin Perez dazzled over 8.1 innings. Box score

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Perez through 8 near-perfect innings

Rangers SP Martin Perez has allowed 1 hit and zero walks to the defending World Series champion Giants today. Considering his pitch count (75), he should have plenty left to finish the shutout. Follow live

One deal is all SF, Evans need

San Francisco GM Bobby Evans nailed the Mike Leake deal. The Giants rotation was in dire need of a mid-rotation starter, and they barely dipped into their farm system to get one. GM deadline grades (Insider)

Saturday's Top Five: Giants chase Hamels

The Giants spoiled Cole Hamels' Rangers debut with a win in 11 innings. San Francisco trailed 7-4 before chasing Hamels out with two outs in the eighth inning. Kahrl: Saturday's Top Five

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs4588th
Batting Average.2723rd
On Base Percentage.3284th
Slugging Percentage.4128th
Earned Run Average3.7112th
Quality Starts5414th
WHIP1.2513th
BAA.25117th

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