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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Foltynewicz has minimal experience pitching in meaningful September games http://www.piratesfanproshop.com/authent...nco-jersey , so saving the Braves bullpen and going the distance as NL East-leading Atlanta gained separation in the division meant so much at this stage.Foltynewicz pitched a six-hitter to win for the first time in nearly a month, Charlie Culberson hit a two-run homer after entering as an injury replacement and the Braves sent the San Francisco Giants to a 10th straight defeat with a 4-1 win Tuesday night.“It’s just really good to go out there and put up a game like this against these guys in the middle of September,” Foltynewicz said. “This is kind of my first time really pitching in September. Just going out there, I felt strong the whole game. It’s in the playoff race. Not too many of us are used to that. We’re just taking it day by day, pitch by pitch and we’re having a lot of fun doing it, too.”Foltynewicz (11-9) retired 13 straight batters after Evan Longoria’s two-out double in the first. The right-hander carried a shutout into the ninth before allowing Brandon Crawford’s two-out RBI single. Atlanta’s starter struck out seven and walked one while finishing with 108 pitches. He was still hitting the high 90s on the radar gun in the late innings.It marked Foltynewicz’s first victory since Aug. 13 against Miami, ending a four-start winless stretch during which he was 0-2 following a three-start winning streak.Dansby Swanson added an RBI double in the eighth for the Braves, who moved 6 1/2 games ahead of the Phillies in the division.Ender Inciarte had a sacrifice fly in the fourth then Culberson followed Ronald Acuna Jr.’s leadoff triple in the fifth with his 11th home run. He replaced injured third baseman Johan Camargo, who exited with left groin tightness.“Charlie’s been doing that all year. Somebody goes down, he just steps in and does a great job,” manager Brian Snitker said.The Giants have just their third double-digit losing streak since moving West in 1958 — also in 1985 and 1996 — and sixth since 1908. The club’s last 11-game skid was in 1951, when the New York Giants went on to win an NL pennant.San Francisco held a brief team meeting Tuesday.“I think they’ll get through this and play better the last 16 games. We have to,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “We can’t get any worse, to be honest http://www.piratesfanproshop.com/authent...ang-jersey , with what’s been going on offensively. We have to get some guys to get some big hits for us.”Giants lefty Andrew Suarez (6-11) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings, struck out three and walked three.SEPT. 11 REMEMBEREDA moment of silence was held before the anthem to remember the victims of Sept. 11, 2001.TRAINER’S ROOMBraves: Camargo will sit Wednesday but expects to play Friday back home, though Snitker wants to see him work out first. Camargo said he “didn’t feel anything serious” — more like his groin had cramped up after running to first on a fielding error in the third. He was lifted for a pinch-runner as a precaution. … RHP Arodys Vizcaino (right shoulder inflammation) is scheduled to join the team Friday back home and come off the disabled list. … Snitker will have a well-rested bullpen Wednesday after using just three relievers for an inning each during Monday’s 4-1 win.Giants: 1B Brandon Belt may need offseason surgery on his right knee, something that is being discussed, though as of now the plan is for him to finish out the season. While he pinch hit in the eighth, he wasn’t in the lineup as Bochy said, “Belt is sore to a point where he needs a day today.” Belt had been in the original lineup and is expected to play Wednesday afternoon’s series finale. … INF Ryder Jones is scheduled for surgery on the patellar tendon in his left knee Wednesday and expects to be ready for spring training. He was hurt on a swing during Sunday’s game in Milwaukee.UP NEXTBraves: RHP Anibal Sanchez (6-5, 3.09 ERA) tries for his first win in seven starts — he’s 0-2 during that span — since beating the Mets on Aug. 3.Giants: LHP Derek Holland (7-8, 3.54) faces the Braves for just the second time in his career and first in exactly four years, since Sept. 12, 2014. The Philadelphia Phillies have been among the cooler stories of the 2018 season. After several seasons of bumpy rebuilding, they've blossomed earlier than expected and appear ticketed to make their first postseason foray since 2011.Then again, of the three teams with a shot to crack the postseason from the National League East Francisco Cervelli Jersey , here is how the run differentials stacked up entering play WednesdayTonguehillies (plus-39)Atlanta Braves (plus-67)Washington Nationals (plus-69).The Phils offense tied for 19th in runs scored and ranked22nd in OPS. The pitching staff has done its part, but it's worth wondering if Philadelphia's bats can fend off the Braves and Nats, let alone lead the club on a deep October charge.Milwaukee Brewers2 of 5Chase AndersonThearon W. Henderson/Getty ImagesThe Milwaukee Brewers are nipping at the heels of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central and would be the NL's top wild-card team if the season ended Wednesday.On the other hand, their plus-34 run differential is the same as the Los Angeles Angels, who are a game under .500 and buried in fourth place in the American League West.The Brew Crew's fatal flaw may be the starting rotation, which owns a respectable-but-unspectacular 3.91 ERA. Junior Guerra (3.42ERA), Chase Anderson (3.81 ERA) and Jhoulys Chacin (3.89 ERA) are decent mid-rotation options. Jimmy Nelson is still working his way back from September shoulder surgery. None is a lights-out ace.That's an especially important commodity in the do-or-die Wild Card Game, which means the Brewers should do all they can to catch the Cubbies.If they don't, they could be destined for a quick postseason exit.Seattle Mariners3 of 5Stephen Brashear/Getty ImagesThe Seattle Mariners are two games behind the Oakland Athletics for second place in the AL West and the Junior Circuit's second wild-card position.With so much time remaining, that sentence makes it sound as though the M's have a solid shot at snapping their 16-year playoff drought.Don't get your hopes up, Seattle fans: The Mariners' minus-25 run differential is easily the worst of any team with a winning record. Their starting pitchers rank 17th in baseball with a 4.19 ERA, and erstwhile ace Felix Hernandez appears to befinished.General manager Jerry Dipoto did his trademark tinkering at the non-waiver trade deadline and added ancillary pieces, but there's scant reason to believe Seattle can overtake Oakland鈥攍et alone compete鈥攚ith the AL elite.Colorado Rockies4 of 5Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesThe Colorado Rockies are positioned to compete in atightNL West.They're only 2.0 games behind the second-place Arizona Diamondbacks (who are a half-game away from the second wild-card berth) and 2.5 behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers.After making the NL Wild Card Game in 2017, a return to the postseason is within their grasp.Now John Jaso Jersey , the wet blanket: The Rockies own a minus-16 run differential and their bullpen's 5.13 ERA ranks 28th in baseball, ahead of only the Miami Marlins and Kansas City Royals.Most damningly, the Rockies made no significant moves at the July 31 trade deadline. They're technically in the thick of the race, but all signs point to them missing the dance.New York Yankees5 of 5Julie Jacobson/Associated PressTo be clear: The New York Yankees will almost certainly make the playoffs.Despite trailing the archrival Boston Red Sox by nine games, they hold the American League's top wild-card slot. The odds of two teams overtaking them and bumping them off the October stage are slim to none.If and when they get to the playoffs, however, the Yanks could be in trouble.Star slugger Aaron Judge is on the disabled list with a wrist injury and still can't swing a bat. Catcher Gary Sanchez (groin) is likewise sidelined.New York also has serious questions in the starting rotation, even after adding J.A. Happ (who's missed time with hand, foot and mouth disease) and Lance Lynn at the trade deadline.Luis Severino, the club's ace for most of the season, is wrestling with an extended, ill-timed slump. Could the team count on him in an AL Wild Card Game?A deep bullpen and potent offense (health provided) make the Yankees possibleWorld Series contenders. But there are a lot of troubling "ifs" in the Bronx.All statistics current entering play Wednesday and courtesy of MLB.com and Baseball Reference.
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