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Ross, Infante power Atlanta past San Francisco 6-3

Aug 8, 2010 - 10:00 PM ATLANTA(AP) -- David Ross made the most of a rare start Sunday.

Ross hit a two-run homer and Derek Lowe pitched into the sixth inning before leaving with an injury, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 6-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

The Braves have All-Star catcher Brian McCann, so Ross doesn't play much. But he is hitting .284 with 20 RBIs in 37 games, 24 starts, this season. He also walked and scored Atlanta's final run on Melky Cabrera's single in the eighth.

"I finally ran into one," Ross said of his first homer of the season, a drive to left during Atlanta's three-run second. "Guys were giving me a (hard time) so I got that off my chest, finally. I thought I was getting too old, that I didn't have any pop anymore."

Lowe (11-9) was bothered by cramping in his hamstring. The right-hander allowed two runs and five hits in 5 1-3 innings.

Lowe said he also had some cramps in his right arm in the fourth inning but he would not miss his next start.

"The whole right leg was cramping," he said.

Four relievers combined to finish up, with Takashi Saito tossing a scoreless ninth for his first save of the season.

Omar Infante hit a solo homer for Atlanta, which won three of four in the series and has won four of five overall. The NL East-leading Braves also improved their major league-best home record to 39-15 and maintained a two-game lead over Philadelphia, which beat the New York Mets 6-5.

Jonathan Sanchez (8-7) pitched four innings for the Giants, yielding four runs and five hits. The left-hander was coming off a strong performance against Colorado, when he threw six effective innings in a 10-0 victory.

The full-count pitch to Ross "was a sinker away," Sanchez said. "He killed it. That's baseball. You can't expect to win all the games."

Infante made it 4-1 with a drive to left in the fourth for his third homer.

Alex Gonzalez also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and Melky Cabrera had an RBI single for Atlanta, which finished with 12 hits. Cabrera went 3 for 5.

Juan Uribe hit an RBI double in the second and Travis Ishikawa added his third homer in the seventh for San Francisco.

"We've had rough stretches before and have battled back and found ways to win games," Ishikawa said.

Atlanta has dropped just one series this year, April 20-22 against Philadelphia, at Turner Field.

NOTES: In his only other start this season against San Francisco, Lowe gave up one run in six innings in a 7-2 win on April 10. ... Infante extended his hitting streak to 11 games.






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    SAN FRANCISCO ab r h rbi bb so lob avg
    A Torres cf 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .289
    R Ramirez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
    C Ray p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
    P Sandoval 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .263
    A Huff rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .304
    P Burrell lf 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 .283
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  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MELKY CABRERA SCORED DAVID ROSS
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M CABRERA ON FIRST, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 3
    ATLANTA 6 BOTTOM,8TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: A GONZALEZ (.263, 2-FOR-3, SF, RBI)

    Giants 3, Braves 6  Bot 8, 0 OutsAug 8 4:26 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TRAVIS ISHIKAWA (3) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF PETER MOYLAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 3, ATLANTA 5
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: F SANCHEZ (.260, 1-FOR-2)

    Giants 3, Braves 5  Top 7, 0 OutsAug 8 3:42 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY OMAR INFANTE ALLOWED ANDRES TORRES TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P SANDOVAL ON FIRST, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 2
    ATLANTA 5 TOP,6TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: A HUFF (.305, 0-FOR-2)

    Giants 2, Braves 5  Top 6, 0 OutsAug 8 3:25 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BROOKS CONRAD SCORED ALEX GONZALEZ
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B CONRAD ON FIRST, T GLAUS ON SECOND, M
    DIAZ ON THIRD, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 1
    ATLANTA 5 BOTTOM,5TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: R ANKIEL (.192, 0-FOR-2)

    Giants 1, Braves 5  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 8 3:09 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY OMAR INFANTE (3) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    4TH OFF JONATHAN SANCHEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 1, ATLANTA 4
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: M CABRERA (.267, 1-FOR-2)

    Giants 1, Braves 4  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 8 2:50 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY ALEX GONZALEZ SCORED DEREK LOWE
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M CABRERA ON FIRST, O INFANTE ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 1
    ATLANTA 3 BOTTOM,2ND
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: M DIAZ (.236, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Giants 1, Braves 3  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 8 2:22 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY DAVID ROSS (1) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF JONATHAN SANCHEZ SCORED BROOKS CONRAD.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 1, ATLANTA 2
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: D LOWE (.114, 0 HR, 3 RBI)

    Giants 1, Braves 2  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 8 2:13 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JUAN URIBE SCORED PAT BURRELL
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J URIBE ON SECOND, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 1
    ATLANTA 0 TOP,2ND
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: T ISHIKAWA (.286, 2 HR, 19 RBI)

    Giants 1, Braves 0  Top 2, 0 OutsAug 8 1:59 PM