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Cain continues rough spell
Braves 4, Giants 2
Matt Cain allowed four runs on six hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
 Sweeney ties for second in pinch-hits
Matt Cain took his third loss in as many starts since the All-Star break, giving up three runs in a 43-pitch first inning. Barry Bonds singled in three at-bats, while Mark Sweeney tied Manny Mota for second all-time in pinch-hits.
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Series at a glance:
ATL
Atlanta (53-47)
Won 1
Atlanta 4, San Francisco 2   SF
San Francisco (41-56)
Lost 2
July 23, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   4 8 1
San Francisco
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   2 8 0
Standings thru 7/23/07  |  Gameday  |  Braves Stats  |  Giants Stats
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Harris, LF4000111.325
Renteria, SS4110103.334
Jones, C, 3B5110021.342
Jones, A, CF3110110.215
McCann, C4013001.268
Francoeur, RF3000101.292
Johnson, 2B3120102.295
Franco, 1B4020003.197
Smoltz, P2001001.100
  a-Diaz, PH1000011.351
  Soriano, P0000000.000
  Wickman, P0000000.000
Totals334845514 

a-Struck out for Smoltz in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: McCann (23, Cain), Franco (1, Cain), Jones, A (18, Cain).
TB: Renteria; Jones, C; Jones, A 2; McCann 2; Johnson 2; Franco 3.
RBI: McCann 3 (57), Smoltz (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Franco; Johnson.
S: Smoltz.
GIDP: Renteria.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Renteria (9, fielding).
DP: 3 (Franco-Renteria-Franco, Renteria-Johnson-Franco 2).

 
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, CF3120100.254
Winn, RF4020002.296
Durham, 2B4000023.241
Bonds, LF3010100.280
Klesko, 1B4010023.279
Molina, C4000013.267
Feliz, 3B2000001.247
  Taschner, P0000000.000
  a-Sweeney, PH1110000.211
  Sanchez, P00000001.000
  b-Lewis, PH1000010.270
Vizquel, SS4010000.245
Cain, P1000000.029
  Frandsen, 3B2000001.246
Totals332802613 

a-Doubled for Taschner in the 7th. b-Struck out for Sanchez in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Sweeney (7, Smoltz).
TB: Roberts 2; Winn 2; Bonds; Klesko; Sweeney 2; Vizquel.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina 2; Durham.
GIDP: Durham; Frandsen; Klesko.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Feliz-Durham-Klesko).

 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Smoltz (W, 10-5)7.07212402.78
Soriano (H, 16)1.01000103.68
Wickman (S, 17)1.00000104.11
 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cain (L, 3-12)4.16444204.02
Taschner 2.21001106.00
Sanchez 2.01000203.54

WP: Smoltz.
IBB: Francoeur (by Taschner).
Pitches-strikes: Smoltz 84-63, Soriano 10-5, Wickman 10-8, Cain 95-57, Taschner 41-24, Sanchez 24-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Smoltz 15-2, Soriano 2-0, Wickman 1-1, Cain 6-5, Taschner 5-2, Sanchez 3-1.
Batters faced: Smoltz 29, Soriano 3, Wickman 3, Cain 22, Taschner 10, Sanchez 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Taschner 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Bruce Froemming. 2B: Mike Winters. 3B: Brian Runge.
Weather: 65 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:40.
Att: 42,679.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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