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A’s/Giants roundup: Posey homers but Giants fall to Braves

SAN FRANCISCO — Brian McCann hit a two-run homer and an RBI single in his third game this season after coming off the disabled list, and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants, 6-3, on Thursday night to begin a four-game series between NL division leaders.

Freddie Freeman and B.J. Upton both drove in a run to help back Julio Teheran (2-0), who pitched seven efficient innings in his 10th career start.

Buster Posey hit a two-run homer and an RBI single, but the Giants were done in by the fifth inning when the Braves batted around.

The Giants (20-15) fell into a first-place tie in the NL West with Arizona.

Indians 9, A’s 2: at Cleveland, Jason Kipnis, Nick Swisher and Mark Reynolds hit home runs and Scott Kazmir struck out 10 in six innings, leading Cleveland over Oakland to complete a four-game sweep of the Athletics.

Josh Donaldson homered for the A’s, who fell to .500 for the first time since April 4 when they were 2-2. Oakland is just 6-14 after starting 12-4.

The Associated Press

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