Mike Foltynewicz continued his recent upswing by allowing only three hits and one run in six-plus innings and the Braves beat the Giants 5-3 on Monday.
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Giants climb one spot in Power Rankings
San Francisco rose one spot to No. 3 in this week's set of Power Rankings. Since dropping two games against Toronto at the start of May, the Giants are 15-2 entering Monday. Week 8 Power Rankings
Lineup: Giants (32-20) at Braves (14-35)
- 1. Denard Span, CF (L)
- 2. Joe Panik, 2B (L)
- 3. Matt Duffy, 3B (R)
- 4. Brandon Belt, 1B (L)
- 5. Hunter Pence, RF (R)
- 6. Brandon Crawford, SS (L)
- 7. Jarrett Parker, LF (L)
- 8. Trevor Brown, C (R)
- 9. Jeff Samardzija, RHP (R) Daily notes
Sunday's longest homers
Carlos Gonzalez had only one previous RBI during May before his two-run, 447-foot blast in the eighth inning. Mitch Moreland's 440-foot long ball landed halfway up the right-field Home Run Porch at Globe Life Park.
Span knocks one way out of the park
Giants CF Denard Span hit a 434-foot home run off Chris Rusin in the fourth inning. It was Span's longest homer since 2009.
Hunter Pence had three of a record-tying eight doubles for San Francisco, and the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 8-3 on Sunday.
Johnny Cueto is off to an impressive start with his new team, the San Francisco Giants. Here's how he stacks up with some of the game's best in 2016.
Buster Posey loves facing Colorado
After a 2-for-5, two-homer, six-RBI performance against the Rockies on Saturday, Posey is now batting .385 with 11 homers and 40 RBIs in 49 games at Coors Field. His .353 batting average against Colorado is the highest by any active NL player against any NL team (min. 300 PAs), Elias Sports Bureau notes.
Consistency is key for Johnny Cueto
Even with a small blip in the radar during his time with the Royals last year, Cueto has been among the best pitchers in baseball at limiting opponents' offenses since his breakout season in 2011 (minimum 900 innings).
Buster Posey hit a pair of three-run homers, including a tiebreaking drive as part of a six-run eighth inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 10-5 on Saturday.
The San Francisco Giants have placed right-hander Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
Tyler Chatwood threw seven masterful innings, and the Colorado Rockies beat San Francisco 5-2 on Friday night to end the Giants' 10-game winning streak.
Giants @ Braves
Turner Field - Tue 5/31