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Rosario hits for cycle, leads Fried, Braves over Giants 3-0

Eddie Rosario became the second Atlanta player in a month to hit for the cycle and the Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0
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Atlanta Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario, center, and first base coach Eric Young Sr., right, celebrate after Rosario completed the cycle by hitting a single during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in San Francisco. First baseman is Giants' Wilmer Flores. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eddie Rosario became the second Atlanta player in a month to hit for the cycle, Max Fried pitched seven strong innings and the Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 in a matchup of division leaders.

 The Braves have a two-game lead over Philadelphia in the NL East after the Phillies lost to the Mets. Atlanta ended a four-game losing streak. 

The Giants got just four hits and had their lead in the NL West cut to one game by the Dodgers. Rosario, acquired by Atlanta from Cleveland on July 30, hit a double in the second inning and a triple in the third. He homered in the seventh and singled in the ninth. Freddie Freeman was the last Braves player to hit for the cycle, accomplishing the feat on Aug. 18 at Miami.