MLB: San Francisco 9, Atlanta 4 (11 inn.)

July 19, 2012 at 12:40 AM

ATLANTA, July 19 (UPI) -- Three-run homers by Brandon Crawford and Gregor Blanco in the 11th inning Wednesday finally brought the San Francisco Giants a 9-4 win over Atlanta.

After the teams played to a 1-1 tie through nine innings, the Giants appeared to be headed for a victory when they scored twice in the 10th.

Atlanta's Brian McCann then hit a two-run homer in the bottom half of the inning to again tie it, but the Braves did not have a big enough answer for San Francisco's six-run 11th.

The Giants scored those six runs on just two hits while winning their fifth straight.

Eli Whiteside was hit by a pitch leading off the 11th and Brandon Belt drew a walk before Crawford hit his homer.

Justin Christian then reached on a throwing error by Chipper Jones at third base and Melky Cabrera drew a walk prior to Blanco's smash to right.

Anthony Varvaro (1-1) gave up the first two base runners in the San Francisco 11th and took the loss.

Santiago Casilla (3-4) became the winning pitcher despite giving up Atlanta's two runs in the 10th.

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