Foltynewicz goes distance as Braves top Giants

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Foltynewicz goes distance as Braves top Giants
Foltynewicz goes distance as Braves top Giants

Atlanta right-hander Mike Foltynewicz became just the seventh major-leaguer this season to throw two complete games, limiting the host San Francisco Giants to six hits Tuesday night in the Braves' 4-1 win at AT&T Park. Charlie Culberson, who entered the game two innings earlier as a pinch runner, hit a two-run home run in the fifth, helping the Braves (81-64) extend their lead in the National League East to a season-best 6 1/2 games over Philadelphia (74-60). Foltynewicz (11-9) came within one out of becoming the first pitcher to throw two shutouts this season. In the ninth inning, San Francisco's Evan Longoria stroked a two-out single, took second on defensive indifference, then scored on a single by Brandon Crawford.

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