Giants use homers in 11th to top Braves

8:40 AM, Jul 19, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA, GA - Brandon Crawford and Gregor Blanco belted three-run homers off Chad Durbin in the 11th inning, boosting the Giants to a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Melky Cabrera also went deep and knocked in two for the NL West leaders, who posted their season-high fifth straight win. They earned consecutive wins at Turner Field for the first time since Aug. 17-18, 2008. Wednesday's victory assured the Giants just their second regular season series win in 19 tries at Turner Field (2-14-3).

The Braves, who lost 9-0, in the opener of this three-game set Tuesday, were down to their final out a night later, but Brian McCann extended the game with a two-run blast off Santiago Casilla (3-4) in the 10th inning.

Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones, who had a pair of errors in the game, homered in the 11th. It was the 1,596th RBI of his career, passing Mike Schmidt and tying George Brett for the most in major league history by a third baseman.


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