Freeman leaves Braves' 4-1 loss to Giants with sore elbow

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves closed their final home regular-season game with new injury concerns about Freddie Freeman and his status for the playoffs.

A recurrence of pain caused by a bone spur in his right elbow forced Freeman to leave the Braves' 4-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

Braves manager Brian Snitker said Freeman will remain in Atlanta for four days of treatment instead of joining the team for a two-game series in Kansas City. Off days on Monday and Thursday made the decision easy for Snitker and general manager Alex Anthopoulos.

''If we were in the playoffs tomorrow, he would be in the lineup,'' Snitker said.

''At times it kind of bites him a little bit. He gets treatment and he's fine. ... We want to make sure that thing gets back right.''

Snitker rested Freeman on Saturday night, and the first baseman drove in a run with a groundout in the sixth on Sunday before leaving the game in the eighth.

''It's obviously not ideal,'' said Freeman of the injury. ''It responded pretty good with that off day last week, so we hope four days will really do the trick.''

Freeman, who won a Gold Glove at first base last season, is a key to the NL East champion Braves' hopes to win their first playoff series since 2001. He is hitting .296 with 38 homers and leads the NL with 121 RBIs.

The renewed elbow pain causes concern for Freeman's status for the playoffs.

The Braves plan on Freeman joining the team in New York for Friday night's first game of the final regular-season series against the Mets.

''Hopefully some good treatment will make it go away,'' he said. ''... Hopefully I'll be ready to go for the game on Friday.''

Rookie Logan Webb allowed only two hits and one run in six innings as San Francisco prevented the Braves from sweeping the three-game series. Evan Longoria drove in two runs with two hits.

Snitker, preparing the NL East champions for the playoffs, rested outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr., third baseman Josh Donaldson and second baseman Ozzie Albies. Albies had his second straight day off before reaching on a pinch-hit single in the ninth.

Webb (2-2) struck out seven. He opened the game with five scoreless innings before Adeiny Hechavarria tripled in the sixth and scored on Freeman's groundout.

Relievers Tyler Rogers and Will Smith closed out the combined five-hitter. Smith pitched the ninth for his 34th save.

After being outscored 14-1 in losing the first two games of the series, the Giants scored three runs in the sixth off Dallas Keuchel (8-7).

Longoria was only 2 for 17 on the road trip before driving in Austin Slater with a double to right-center off Keuchel in the sixth.

Joey Rickard's double to left field drove in Longoria and Kevin Pillar, who reached on shortstop Dansby Swanson's fielding error.

Longoria added a run-scoring single off Luke Jackson in the seventh.

Rickard and Mike Yastrzemski had two hits.

Keuchel allowed three runs, two of them earned, on six hits in six innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

The Braves haven't given up on utility player Johan Camargo returning from a right shin fracture. Camargo has been on the injured list since Sept. 12. With Charlie Culberson out for the season with facial fractures after being hit by a pitch, the Braves' bench has lost its most versatile players.

ATTENDANCE UP

The turnout of 33,674 for the final home game left the Braves with their top attendance total since 2007. The season attendance was 2,655,100 - about 100,000 more than 2018's total of 2,555,781. The 2007 total was 2,745,207.

COX VISITS BOCHY

Giants manager Bruce Bochy had a pregame visit from former Braves manager Bobby Cox, who is recovering from a stroke. The visit sparked memories for Bochy, who is retiring after the season, before his final road game.

''That was really special,'' said Bochy, who said the visit added to his emotions for the game. ''I spent a little bit of time with him. You look at the years gone by and I was thinking of our battles, playing the Braves when Bobby was managing, so sure, it was a little bit more today than it's been in the past.''

SWANSON STRUGGLES

Swanson hit leadoff for only the second time this season and was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts, dropping his batting average to .244. He whiffed on Longoria's grounder in the ninth for his second fielding error.

UP NEXT

Giants: Following an off day Monday, the Giants finish the season with a six-game homestand which opens on Tuesday night against Colorado with LHP Madison Bumgarner (9-9, 3.86) facing RHP Jeff Hoffman.

Braves: Atlanta opens a two-game series at Kansas City on Tuesday night with RHP Julio Teheran (10-10, 3.55) facing Danny Duffy.

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  • W: L. Webb (2-2)L: D. Keuchel (8-7)S: W. Smith (34)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Dubon 2B51100021.247.282.407.6903.0
M. Yastrzemski RF-LF40200101.275.335.521.8574.0
A. Slater 1B31000004.252.350.440.7901.0
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E. Longoria 3B51220002.255.323.438.7616.0
K. Pillar CF51100003.260.287.436.7232.0
J. Rickard LF40220022.228.317.364.6814.0
T. Rogers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Smith P000000001.0001.0001.0002.0000.0
B. Crawford SS40000022.232.307.357.664-1.0
A. Garcia C30100110.147.237.353.5901.5
L. Webb P20000002.000.125.000.1250.0
J. Davis RF10000000.107.219.107.3260.0
  • a-struck out for Slater in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Swanson SS40000022.244.322.420.742-1.0
A. Hechavarria 2B41100011.228.285.406.6913.5
F. Freeman 1B30010010.296.391.555.9460.5
F. Cervelli 1B10000001.221.306.344.6500.0
N. Markakis LF40000010.285.353.422.775-0.5
A. Riley 3B40000030.232.284.487.771-1.5
M. Joyce RF20000100.296.412.460.8721.0
a- O. Albies PH10100000.296.352.501.8521.0
T. Flowers C30100101.231.321.420.7423.0
B. Hamilton CF30100023.217.284.276.5600.0
D. Keuchel P20000023.135.158.162.320-1.0
L. Jackson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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M. Melancon P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Joyce in the 9th
  • b-singled for Greene in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Yastrzemski (20), E. Longoria (19), J. Rickard (9)
  • SH - L. Webb
  • RBI - E. Longoria 2 (67), J. Rickard 2 (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Longoria (20)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Slater (14), E. Longoria (43), K. Pillar (44), J. Rickard (19), B. Crawford, L. Webb
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Flowers (11)
  • 3B - A. Hechavarria
  • RBI - F. Freeman (121)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Swanson, F. Cervelli, T. Flowers, B. Hamilton (14), D. Keuchel (9)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Dubon (3)
FIELDING
  • E - D. Swanson 2 (12)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Webb (W, 2-2)6.02112705.611.5126.5
T. Rogers (H, 5)2.02000301.230.755.5
W. Smith (S, 34)1.01000202.841.0410.0
PITCHERSIP
L. Webb (W, 2-2)6.0
T. Rogers (H, 5)2.0
W. Smith (S, 34)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Keuchel (L, 8-7)6.06322403.591.338.0
L. Jackson1.03110203.951.440.0
J. Blevins0.10000003.561.250.0
S. Greene0.20000102.251.000.5
M. Melancon1.01000103.801.362.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Keuchel (L, 8-7)6.0
L. Jackson1.0
J. Blevins0.1
S. Greene0.2
M. Melancon1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Webb 90-57, T. Rogers 39-28, W. Smith 15-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Webb 6-5, T. Rogers 2-1
  • Batters Faced - L. Webb 22, T. Rogers 8, W. Smith 4
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Keuchel
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Keuchel 103-67, L. Jackson 23-16, J. Blevins 5-3, S. Greene 9-7, M. Melancon 19-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Keuchel 7-8, M. Melancon 3-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Keuchel 27, L. Jackson 6, J. Blevins, S. Greene 2, M. Melancon 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Dubon 2B51100021.247.282.407.6903.0
M. Yastrzemski RF-LF40200101.275.335.521.8574.0
A. Slater 1B31000004.252.350.440.7901.0
a- B. Belt PH-1B20100011.237.340.409.7490.5
E. Longoria 3B51220002.255.323.438.7616.0
K. Pillar CF51100003.260.287.436.7232.0
J. Rickard LF40220022.228.317.364.6814.0
T. Rogers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Smith P000000001.0001.0001.0002.0000.0
B. Crawford SS40000022.232.307.357.664-1.0
A. Garcia C30100110.147.237.353.5901.5
L. Webb P20000002.000.125.000.1250.0
J. Davis RF10000000.107.219.107.3260.0
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  • a-struck out for Slater in the 7th
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D. Swanson SS40000022.244.322.420.742-1.0
A. Hechavarria 2B41100011.228.285.406.6913.5
F. Freeman 1B30010010.296.391.555.9460.5
F. Cervelli 1B10000001.221.306.344.6500.0
N. Markakis LF40000010.285.353.422.775-0.5
A. Riley 3B40000030.232.284.487.771-1.5
M. Joyce RF20000100.296.412.460.8721.0
a- O. Albies PH10100000.296.352.501.8521.0
T. Flowers C30100101.231.321.420.7423.0
B. Hamilton CF30100023.217.284.276.5600.0
D. Keuchel P20000023.135.158.162.320-1.0
L. Jackson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Blevins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Greene P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Duvall PH10100000.260.316.558.8731.0
M. Melancon P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Joyce in the 9th
  • b-singled for Greene in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Yastrzemski (20), E. Longoria (19), J. Rickard (9)
  • SH - L. Webb
  • RBI - E. Longoria 2 (67), J. Rickard 2 (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Longoria (20)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Slater (14), E. Longoria (43), K. Pillar (44), J. Rickard (19), B. Crawford, L. Webb
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Flowers (11)
  • 3B - A. Hechavarria
  • RBI - F. Freeman (121)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Swanson, F. Cervelli, T. Flowers, B. Hamilton (14), D. Keuchel (9)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Dubon (3)
FIELDING
  • E - D. Swanson 2 (12)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Webb (W, 2-2)6.02112705.611.5126.5
T. Rogers (H, 5)2.02000301.230.755.5
W. Smith (S, 34)1.01000202.841.0410.0
Total9.05112120---
PITCHERSIP
L. Webb (W, 2-2)6.0
T. Rogers (H, 5)2.0
W. Smith (S, 34)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Keuchel (L, 8-7)6.06322403.591.338.0
L. Jackson1.03110203.951.440.0
J. Blevins0.10000003.561.250.0
S. Greene0.20000102.251.000.5
M. Melancon1.01000103.801.362.5
Total9.01043280---
PITCHERSIP
D. Keuchel (L, 8-7)6.0
L. Jackson1.0
J. Blevins0.1
S. Greene0.2
M. Melancon1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Webb 90-57, T. Rogers 39-28, W. Smith 15-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Webb 6-5, T. Rogers 2-1
  • Batters Faced - L. Webb 22, T. Rogers 8, W. Smith 4
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Keuchel
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Keuchel 103-67, L. Jackson 23-16, J. Blevins 5-3, S. Greene 9-7, M. Melancon 19-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Keuchel 7-8, M. Melancon 3-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Keuchel 27, L. Jackson 6, J. Blevins, S. Greene 2, M. Melancon 5
  • 7TH INNING
    Longoria singled to center, Dubon scored41
  • 6TH INNING
    Freeman grounded out to second, Hechavarria scored31
    Rickard doubled to left, Longoria and Pillar scored30
    Longoria doubled to deep right, Slater scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Mark Melancon pitching
    • M. Dubon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dubon struck out swinging
    • M. Yastrzemski: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Yastrzemski grounded out to third
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Belt singled to right
    • E. Longoria: Longoria safe at first on shortstop Swanson fielding error, Belt to third
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar reached on fielder's choice to third, Longoria out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • Will Smith relieved Tyler Rogers
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Markakis struck out swinging
    • A. Riley: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Riley struck out looking
    • Ozzie Albies hit for Matt Joyce
    • O. Albies: Foul, Albies singled to left
    • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Flowers flied out to left
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Francisco Cervelli at first base
    • Jerry Blevins relieved Luke Jackson
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Crawford flied out to deep right
    • Shane Greene relieved Jerry Blevins
    • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • J. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Davis flied out to right
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Duvall hit for Shane Greene
    • A. Duvall: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Duvall singled to right
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
    • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Cervelli fouled out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Luke Jackson relieved Dallas Keuchel
    • M. Dubon: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dubon singled to left
    • M. Yastrzemski: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dubon stole second, Yastrzemski popped out to shortstop
    • Brandon Belt hit for Austin Slater
    • B. Belt: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging, Dubon to third
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike looking, Longoria singled to center, Dubon scored
    • K. Pillar: Pillar reached on an infield single to third, Longoria to second
    • J. Rickard: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tyler Rogers pitching
    • Jaylin Davis in right field
    • A. Riley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Riley grounded out to second
    • M. Joyce: Foul, Foul, Ball, Joyce grounded out to second
    • T. Flowers: Flowers doubled to deep right
    • B. Hamilton: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • M. Yastrzemski: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Yastrzemski singled to right
    • A. Slater: Ball, Slater reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Yastrzemski out at second
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Longoria doubled to deep right, Slater scored
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pillar safe at first on shortstop Swanson fielding error
    • J. Rickard: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rickard doubled to left, Longoria and Pillar scored
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • A. Garcia: Garcia intentionally walked
    • L. Webb: Webb grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • L. Webb Pitching:
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
    • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Hechavarria tripled to deep center
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Freeman grounded out to second, Hechavarria scored
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Markakis flied out to left
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • A. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Garcia popped out to shortstop
    • L. Webb: Webb lined out to right
    • M. Dubon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dubon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Webb Pitching:
    • A. Riley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Riley struck out swinging
    • M. Joyce: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Joyce walked
    • T. Flowers: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Flowers walked, Joyce to second
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Hamilton struck out looking
    • D. Keuchel: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Keuchel struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Foul, Pillar flied out to left
    • J. Rickard: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rickard reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Webb Pitching:
    • A. Hechavarria: Hechavarria grounded out to pitcher
    • F. Freeman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • N. Markakis: Markakis lined out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • A. Garcia: Ball, Garcia singled to right
    • L. Webb: Foul, Ball, Foul, Webb hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Garcia to second
    • M. Dubon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Dubon reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Garcia out at third
    • M. Yastrzemski: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Yastrzemski walked, Dubon to second
    • A. Slater: Slater popped out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Webb Pitching:
    • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Ball, Flowers grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Hamilton singled to center
    • D. Keuchel: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Keuchel struck out looking
    • D. Swanson: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Swanson flied out to deep left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Ball, Pillar fouled out to left
    • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Crawford lined out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Webb Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Markakis grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Riley: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Riley struck out swinging
    • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Joyce grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • M. Dubon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Dubon lined out to left
    • M. Yastrzemski: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Yastrzemski doubled to deep right center
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Foul, Slater lined out to center, Yastrzemski to third
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Longoria grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Webb Pitching:
    • D. Swanson: Swanson flied out to shallow left
    • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Hechavarria popped out to second
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Freeman grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)