A wild ride in the series finale between the Braves and Giants ended with a three-run 10th inning for Atlanta, defeating San Francisco 9-6 and taking the series sweep.
The scoring started in the first inning when Chipper Jones doubled home two. The Giants answered in the fourth with a two-run home run by Buster Posey to tie it at two.
The score remained tied until the seventh when Jason Heyward hit a three-run home run to the deepest part of the right field wall, giving Atlanta a 5-2 lead. However, the lead quickly diminished in the home half with Jairo Asencio on the mound. The Giants rallied for four runs with the big hit coming on a two-run double by Aaron Rowand.
But, once again, the other team answered. Dan Uggla hit a solo homer to lead off the eighth to tie it at six. The score remained tied 6-6 until the 10th when Nate McLouth provided the big shot with two outs and the bases loaded, singling up the middle to plate two. Brian McCann followed with a RBI single for a three-run lead.
Brandon Beachy pitched a solid six innings for the Braves, giving up just three hits with no walks and striking out seven. The homer to Posey was the only real mistake, and he actually faced the minimum through three. Beachy induced three flyouts to four flyouts. Back-to-back good outings for him.
Asencio allowed four runs in 0.2 innings of relief. He was probably left in too long once it was obvious he didn't have good control. Eric O'Flaherty was big with two scoreless innings. Jonny Venters pitched a scoreless 10th for the save.
Heyward went 3-5 with a double, homer and three RBIs. Chipper went 2-3 with a double and two RBIs. McLouth picked up two RBIs, McCann had one and Uggla had one on a homer, adding two walks. Prado added two walks and two runs scored.
Jonathan Sanchez allowed two runs on two hits in five innings for the Giants, walking three and striking out five. Jeremy Affeldt gave up three runs on the Heyward homer. Sergio Romo gave up the Uggla homer. Brian Wilson gave up the game in the 10th with all three runs allowed.
Posey went 1-4 with a homer and two RBIs. Pablo Sandoval and Pat Burrell each had two hits.
For more on the series, Braves fans check out Talking Chop and Giants fans check out McCovey Chronicles.