Arcia’s tiebreaking single in 9th lifts Braves past Giants

ATLANTA — Orlando Arcia might notice a huge minute coming. All he needed to do was take a look at the assistance he was receiving from the Braves’ dugout to understand he will provide a walkoff hit.

“I took those first two fastballs for balls,” he stated. “Honestly all I was trying to do was put the ball in play. Everybody in the dugout was giving me encouragement. I saw (Marcell) Ozuna at first base doing the same thing. All the other guys were rallying around me.”

Arcia drove in pinch-runner Phil Gosselin from 2nd base with a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, raising the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 success over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.

Camilo Doval started the ninth by strolling Matt Olson on 4 pitches, the very first complimentary pass released by the Giants in the video game. After Gosselin changed Olson, Doval retired Travis d’Arnaud on a popup prior to Ozuna singled to left. Doval (2-3) started out Adam Duvall prior to Arcia drove the ball to left field.

It was Arcia’s 5th profession walkoff RBI and his 2nd this season. He struck a two-run homer versus Boston on May 11.

“He has won a few games for us,” Atlanta supervisor Brian Snitker stated. “Just his at-bats are always under control. That was a big one tonight.”

In the top of the ninth, Braves more detailed Kenley Jansen (4-0) quit a one-out single to pinch-hitter Joc Pederson, who advanced to 3rd on Luis Gonzalez‘s single. Gonzalez took second on the throw to third, but Jansen stranded both runners with strikeouts of Thairo Estrada and pinch-hitter Brandon Crawford.

The defending World Series champion Braves moved 10 games over .500 for the second time this season. They have won two straight and 16 of 18 to stay in second place in the NL East, 5 1/2 games behind the New York Mets.

San Francisco, at 37-29 and in third place in the NL West, has dropped two straight. The Giants loaded the bases with no out in the eighth and had runners on second and third with one out in the ninth. They finished 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position.

In a matchup of staff aces, Fried and Logan Webb locked up and didn’t budge in 7 innings each. Webb enabled 6 hits and one run with no strolls and 7 strikeouts. Fried quit 5 hits and one run with 2 strolls and 8 strikeouts.

“I think we were like one excellent at-bat away from winning this game,” Giants supervisor Gabe Kapler stated. “I know we had a lot of opportunities to win it against a guy who is clearly one of the best pitchers in baseball. Webbie obviously matched him kind of pitch for pitch, in position to win a game on the road against an excellent team. We can take some good, positive signals away from that, but we have to finish.”

D’Arnaud made it 1-0 in the bottom of the 2nd with his 10th homer and his 4th in his last 5 video games. The ball cruised 414 feet into the left-field seats. The Braves lead the NL with 101 homers. It was the very first long ball Webb has actually allowed 27 profession innings versus Atlanta.

Michael Harris II tripled with 2 out in the 5th, however Webb got Ronald Acuna Jr. to ground out to end the hazard.

Fried pitched out of problem in the 2nd, stranding a runner at 3rd with a pickoff of Gonzalez in the beginning and a strikeout of Estrada. He retired 7 straight prior to quiting a single to Darin Ruf and starting out Evan Longoria to end the 4th.

Fried reduced his period to 1.89 in 5 profession starts and one relief look versus San Francisco.

Atlanta has actually won 8 directly in the house, the longest streak given that winning 13 in a row from Aug. 17-Sept. 7, 2019. The Braves have actually outscored the opposition 46-18 over that stretch.

Webb has a 1.33 period in 4 profession begins versus Atlanta. He has actually quit all 6 of his homers on the roadway this season.

“They won the World Series,” Webb stated. “They’re no joke and they might’ve gotten even better. Tonight kind of had the playoff feel to it, for sure. It’s always fun playing against a team like this.”

ROCKING THE PEARLS

Pederson used his signature pearls for the very first time this season as he got his 2021 World Series ring prior to the video game. He was among 4 outfielders the Braves obtained in 2015 after Acuna went down with a season-ending knee injury and rapidly ended up being a fan preferred with essential hits and the pearls he began using in September.

Pederson sent his initial string of pearls to Cooperstown at the demand of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and purchased another string from the exact same jewelry expert. The Braves consisted of a single pearl in their diamond-studded champion rings.

“It just felt right to wear them, and I think it goes with the whole story of why I started wearing them was because it felt right, and Atlanta took it to another level,” he stated. “That’s why I didn’t want to wear them again until we came here.”

Pederson wasn’t in the lineup with the Giants dealing with a left-handed beginning pitcher.

ALTER OF FORTUNE

The Braves threatened in the bottom of the 8th, however Estrada offseted a fielding mistake previously in the inning by spearing Dansby Swanson‘s liner and doubling up Harris for the second out. Dominic Leone struck out Austin Riley to end the threat with a runner at second.

UP NEXT

Braves RHP Spencer Strider (3-2, 2.45 ERA) will take the mound for the second game of a four-game series. Giants manager Gabe Kapler indicated that RHP Anthony DeSclafani will come off the 60-day disabled list to make his first start since April, but the team has yet to formally announce a starter.

Arcia’s tiebreaking single in 9th lifts Braves previous Giants initially appeared on NBCSports.com

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