SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Curt Casali hit a two-run single in the fourth inning, and that was enough for the San Francisco Giants to beat the now-threatened Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Saturday night.
Alex Wood covered three impressive innings after recovering from COVID-19. He struck out four opponents and did not walk or allow hits through three blank innings.RELATED
He made 37 pitches, his first start for San Francisco since Aug. 26. Zack Litell (4-0) relieved and struck out all three of his opponents in the fourth inning.
Dominic Leone, San Francisco’s sixth reliever, finished the two-hour, 40-minute game to score his second save. The Giants, leaders of the NL West Division, maintained their two-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers, their bitter rivals.
Atlanta, leader of the East Division of the Old Circuit, saw its lead over the Philadelphia Phillies, who beat the Mets on the day, reduced to a single game.
Charlie Morton (13-6) allowed two runs and four hits in five innings, during which he struck out three and walked three. He fell for the first time in his last nine road starts.
For the Braves, Cubans Jorge Soler 3-1, Guillermo Heredia 1-0. Puerto Rican Eddie Rosario 2-1. Venezuelan Orlando Arcia 1-0.
For the Giants, the Colombian Donovan Solano 1-0.