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Starters' struggles continue
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Giants 6, Braves 4
Jorge Sosa threw just 34 strikes among his 70 pitches in 2 1/3 innings. (Ben Margot/AP)
Jorge Sosa needed 70 pitches to make it through just 2 1/3 innings Thursday, becoming the latest member of the Braves' rotation to struggle in the first week of the season. Brian McCann and Sosa hit back-to-back solo shots in the top of the third, but Sosa yielded six runs in the bottom of the frame to allow the Giants to break the game open.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 06, 2006
ATL
Atlanta (2-2)
Lost 1
San Francisco 6, Atlanta 4   SF
San Francisco (2-1)
Won 2
April 6, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1   4 9 0
San Francisco
0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 X   6 7 0
Standings thru 4/6/06  |  Gameday  |  Braves Stats  |  Giants Stats
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Giles, 2B4010010.333
Renteria, SS4120001.412
Jones, C, 3B4011002.300
Jones, A, CF4010013.333
Francoeur, RF4000002.062
Diaz, LF4000000.250
Jordan, 1B4121010.333
McCann, C4111001.231
Sosa, P11110001.000
Cormier, P0000000.000
a-Orr, PH1000010.667
James, P0000000.000
b-LaRoche, PH1000001.133
Ray, P0000000.000
Totals354940410 

a-Struck out for Cormier in the 5th. b-Flied out for James in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Renteria (3, Fassero).
HR: McCann (2, 3rd inning off Fassero, 0 on, 0 out), Sosa (1, 3rd inning off Fassero, 0 on, 0 out), Jordan (1, 9th inning off Worrell, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Giles; Renteria 3; Jones, C; Jones, A; Jordan 5; McCann 4; Sosa 4.
RBI: McCann (2), Sosa (1), Jones, C (2), Jordan (1).
2-out RBI: Jordan.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, A.
GIDP: Francoeur.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Renteria (1, 2nd base off Lowry/Matheny).

FIELDING
DP: (Renteria-Giles-Jordan).

 
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Winn, CF2110100.091
Vizquel, SS3120101.455
Durham, 2B3112103.182
Bonds, LF2100212.143
Alou, RF4111005.333
Niekro, 1B4110000.222
Feliz, 3B4013000.167
Matheny, C4000011.100
Lowry, P0000000.000
Fassero, P2000001.000
Walker, P0000100.000
Munter, P0000000.000
a-Sweeney, PH1000000.000
Worrell, P0000000.000
Totals296766213 

a-Flied out for Munter in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Vizquel (1, Sosa), Feliz (1, Sosa).
TB: Winn; Vizquel 3; Durham; Alou; Niekro; Feliz 2.
RBI: Durham 2 (2), Alou (2), Feliz 3 (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fassero; Alou 2; Durham.
S: Winn.
GIDP: Alou.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Vizquel (2, 2nd base off Sosa/McCann).

FIELDING
DP: (Vizquel-Durham-Niekro).

 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sosa (L, 0-1)2.176631023.14
Cormier 1.20002000.00
James 2.00001000.00
Ray 2.00000100.00
 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lowry 1.21000200.00
Fassero (W, 1-0)3.25330227.36
Walker (H, 1)1.21000000.00
Munter (H, 2)1.01000000.00
Worrell (S, 2)1.01110014.50

WP: Sosa.
IBB: Bonds (by Sosa), Bonds (by Sosa).
Pitches-strikes: Sosa 70-34, Cormier 24-10, James 23-15, Ray 18-12, Lowry 26-18, Fassero 47-30, Walker 18-10, Munter 10-6, Worrell 11-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sosa 5-1, Cormier 5-0, James 3-3, Ray 1-4, Lowry 1-2, Fassero 6-3, Walker 2-3, Munter 1-2, Worrell 2-1.
Batters faced: Sosa 16, Cormier 7, James 7, Ray 6, Lowry 6, Fassero 15, Walker 6, Munter 4, Worrell 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Cormier 1-0, Walker 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: Charlie Reliford. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 57 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:38.
Att: 42,795.

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