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Rookie Garcia hits walk-off homer to lift Braves over Giants

ATLANTA After the Giants roughed up starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz for four home runs it looked as if the Braves were headed for another listless, deflating loss in the aftermath of trades made for the future. But the bullpen held the Giants down until the Braves uncharacteristically started bashing homers themselves. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski smashed a two-out, two-run home run off Giants closer Santiago Casilla in the bottom of the ninth to send the game to extra innings before Adonis Garcia won the game 9-8 with a walk-off homer in the 12th. Braves second baseman Jace Peterson reached base on an errant throw by shortstop Brandon Crawford to lead off the bottom of the 12th. Garcia...

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