From left to right: Hunter Pence, Austin Slater and Brandon Belt, Photo Credit: NY Daily News
The San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves, 6-3, allowing the Giants to break their seven-game losing streak.
But before they saw any chance of winning, the Giants were down 2-0 against the Braves in the 8th inning.
Giants’ outfielder Hunter Pence had a hit and ran safely to first base after the Braves’ third baseman dropped the ball. The Giants’ first baseman Brandon Belt also had a hit but the Braves were unable to recover again after dropping the baseball.
Two bases were loaded when Giants’ left-fielder Austin Slater was at the plate. He took advantage of the mishaps that took place on the opposition’s side and hit a three-run homer against the Braves. He was able to hit the ball hard enough to go out of bounds to give the Giants the lead they needed to comeback with the win.
“We got a couple of breaks with the ground attack, and Slater bailed us out. It’s a big win. When you get in a rut like we’ve been in, this is a big for the boys, for their psyche and morale,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.
The Giants are scheduled for another match with the Braves on June 22nd at SunTrust Park. If the Giants win this match, they will be able to tie up their series against the Braves.