Webb continues to enjoy success in Atlanta as Giants edge Braves 4-2 thanks to Chapman's big hits | Baseball

ATLANTA (AP) — Logan Webb rebounded from a weak first inning to continue his history of strong performances at Truist Park as the San Francisco Giants defeated Charlie Morton and the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Thursday night.

Matt Chapman scored a Homerun to lead in the Giants’ third round and added a Double score in the sixth. San Francisco won two of three games against the Braves, its third consecutive series victory.

Webb (7-6) allowed two runs in the first inning but then threw six scoreless innings to improve his record to 3-0 in five starts in Atlanta. Overall, he allowed two runs in seven innings. The Giants have won seven of 10 games.

Camilo Doval pitched the ninth for his 16th save, including two of the Series. Marcell Ozuna opened the ninth with an infield hit before Doval made three straight outs, including strikeouts of Matt Olson and Adam Duvall.

Morton (5-5) continued his trend of inconsistent starts, failing to follow up a strong performance against the Pittsburgh Pirates with back-to-back wins last Friday. Morton allowed four runs, three earned, in 5 1/3 innings and was unable to defend an early 2-0 lead.

Heliot Ramos hit a 424-foot, two-run home run to center field in the fourth inning. With one out, Chapman hit the game-winning hit, his 12th, off Morton into left field.

Chapman hit another run-scoring double in the sixth inning.

The Braves took a 2-0 lead against Webb in the first inning. Ozzie Albies' double and a throwing error by right fielder Mike Yastrzemski allowed Jerred Kelenic to score from first base. Austin Riley's sacrifice fly brought Albies home.


Giants: LHP Blake Snell (left adductor sprain) threw five hitless innings for Triple-A Sacramento and recorded nine strikeouts in what is believed to be his final rehab outing before he returns to San Francisco's rotation next week. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner's return comes after LHP Kyle Harrison (right ankle sprain) is expected to come off the injured list to start Saturday at Cleveland.

Braves: SS Orlando Arcia (tooth abscess) missed his third straight game and again stayed home. Arcia could land on the injured list if he isn't better by Friday. … The Braves could also be close to an IL decision with OF Ramón Laureano (back soreness). … Manager Brian Snitker said he was OK after being hit on the dugout steps Wednesday night by a foul ball hit by Albies. Although the ball hit the 68-year-old manager below his belt, Snitker said it was “a little too high” to avoid a more painful outcome.


Giants: San Francisco is expected to use an opener from its bullpen in Friday night's series opener in Cleveland.

Braves: Atlanta will open a weekend series against NL East-leading Philadelphia when LHP Max Fried (7-3, 2.91 ERA) faces Phillies RHP Aaron Nola (9-4, 3.43).


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