Giants losing streak hits 10 games for first time since 1996

Alex Pavlovic
NBC Sports BayArea

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SAN FRANCISCO - The Braves have accelerated their rebuild this season, calling up a handful of rookies who aren't old enough to drink or barely are. Those kids weren't alive the last time the Giants had a skid like this. 

Mike Foltynewicz threw a 108-pitch complete game and the Giants lost 4-1 in a quick game with the Braves. It was their 10th straight loss, their longest streak since 1996. They still are looking for their first win in September. 

Foltynewicz, a hard-throwing right-hander, was all too happy to take advantage of the coldest team in baseball. He very nearly became the first MLB pitcher to throw a second shutout this season, but Brandon Crawford drove in Evan Longoria with two outs in the ninth. The game ended one batter later. Here's what else you need to know from this night... 

-- Charlie Culberson entered for the injured Johan Camargo in the third and homered two innings later. Culberson, the man traded for Marco Scutaro back in the day, has actually become a very good utility player for the Braves. The homer was his 11th and it gave the Braves a 3-0 lead. 

-- Alen Hanson drew a walk to lead off the seventh. It was just his ninth of the year, and his first since July 15. He got doubled off second on Austin Slater's liner to first, ending the inning. 

-- On another team, Andrew Suarez would have had a shot to win this game. But six innings, three earned isn't going to give you much hope with this Giants lineup. He took his 11th loss, and this was a tough one.  

-- Foltynewicz barely broke a sweat. He was at 61 pitches through six and just 90 through eight. After Gorkys Hernandez got an infield single - with the help of a broken bat - in the eighth, Foltynewicz got Aramis Garcia and Brandon Belt looking. 

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