SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Foltynewicz has minimal experience pitching in meaningful September games http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-george-brett-jersey , so saving the Braves bullpen and going the distance as NL East-leading Atlanta gained separation in the division meant so much at this stage.Foltynewicz pitched a six-hitter to win for the first time in nearly a month, Charlie Culberson hit a two-run homer after entering as an injury replacement and the Braves sent the San Francisco Giants to a 10th straight defeat with a 4-1 win Tuesday night.“It’s just really good to go out there and put up a game like this against these guys in the middle of September,” Foltynewicz said. “This is kind of my first time really pitching in September. Just going out there, I felt strong the whole game. It’s in the playoff race. Not too many of us are used to that. We’re just taking it day by day, pitch by pitch and we’re having a lot of fun doing it, too.”Foltynewicz (11-9) retired 13 straight batters after Evan Longoria’s two-out double in the first. The right-hander carried a shutout into the ninth before allowing Brandon Crawford’s two-out RBI single. Atlanta’s starter struck out seven and walked one while finishing with 108 pitches. He was still hitting the high 90s on the radar gun in the late innings.It marked Foltynewicz’s first victory since Aug. 13 against Miami, ending a four-start winless stretch during which he was 0-2 following a three-start winning streak.Dansby Swanson added an RBI double in the eighth for the Braves, who moved 6 1/2 games ahead of the Phillies in the division.Ender Inciarte had a sacrifice fly in the fourth then Culberson followed Ronald Acuna Jr.’s leadoff triple in the fifth with his 11th home run. He replaced injured third baseman Johan Camargo, who exited with left groin tightness.“Charlie’s been doing that all year. Somebody goes down, he just steps in and does a great job,” manager Brian Snitker said.The Giants have just their third double-digit losing streak since moving West in 1958 — also in 1985 and 1996 — and sixth since 1908. The club’s last 11-game skid was in 1951, when the New York Giants went on to win an NL pennant.San Francisco held a brief team meeting Tuesday.“I think they’ll get through this and play better the last 16 games. We have to,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “We can’t get any worse, to be honest Mike Moustakas Jersey , with what’s been going on offensively. We have to get some guys to get some big hits for us.”Giants lefty Andrew Suarez (6-11) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings, struck out three and walked three.SEPT. 11 REMEMBEREDA moment of silence was held before the anthem to remember the victims of Sept. 11, 2001.TRAINER’S ROOMBraves: Camargo will sit Wednesday but expects to play Friday back home, though Snitker wants to see him work out first. Camargo said he “didn’t feel anything serious” — more like his groin had cramped up after running to first on a fielding error in the third. He was lifted for a pinch-runner as a precaution. … RHP Arodys Vizcaino (right shoulder inflammation) is scheduled to join the team Friday back home and come off the disabled list. … Snitker will have a well-rested bullpen Wednesday after using just three relievers for an inning each during Monday’s 4-1 win.Giants: 1B Brandon Belt may need offseason surgery on his right knee, something that is being discussed, though as of now the plan is for him to finish out the season. While he pinch hit in the eighth, he wasn’t in the lineup as Bochy said, “Belt is sore to a point where he needs a day today.” Belt had been in the original lineup and is expected to play Wednesday afternoon’s series finale. … INF Ryder Jones is scheduled for surgery on the patellar tendon in his left knee Wednesday and expects to be ready for spring training. He was hurt on a swing during Sunday’s game in Milwaukee.UP NEXTBraves: RHP Anibal Sanchez (6-5, 3.09 ERA) tries for his first win in seven starts — he’s 0-2 during that span — since beating the Mets on Aug. 3.Giants: LHP Derek Holland (7-8, 3.54) faces the Braves for just the second time in his career and first in exactly four years, since Sept. 12, 2014. ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yohander Mendez and Nomar Mazara have gone through down periods this season. Everything came together for them on Sunday.Mendez earned his first major league win and Mazara hit two of the Texas Rangers‘ six homers in an 18-4 rout of the Minnesota Twins.Mendez (1-1) allowed three hits and one walk while striking out two in six scoreless innings. He was making his second major league start in a season when he was a combined 2-10 with the Rangers’ top three farm teams.He got more than enough support. Mazara hit a two-run homer in a nine-run sixth inning and a solo homer in a five-run eighth as the Rangers pounded 12 extra-base hits, tying a team record set in 1986. Texas last hit six homers in a game on April 17 Salvador Perez Jersey , 2012, at Boston.Mendez has been called up to Texas in each of the last three seasons. He began this year at Triple-A Round Rock. After lasting only three innings in a June 15 start for the Rangers, he was sent to Class A Down East to begin his climb back to the majors.“Always I’ve been working in this process about my front side and fastball command,” Mendez said, “and that’s what I’ve been doing.”He needed just 79 pitches to retire 18 of the 21 batters he faced.“Throwing strikes early, using some soft early, some spin early, which was key to how he used his fastball,” manager Jeff Banister said. “I think that was as good as he could go for his first outing back.”A bruised right thumb that kept Mazara on the disabled list for a month. He still is wary.“Maybe tomorrow it can be sore,” he said. I don’t know.”Mazara hit four homers in the three-game series, at least one in each game.“My timing’s there,” he said. “I’m trying to take a good swing at the ball and something happened.”Twenty-three-year-old Gabriel Moya, 11 days older than Venezuelan countryman Mendez, made his first major league start after compiling a 3-0 record in 24 relief outings for MinnesotaMoya made it through one inning http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-brandon-moss-jersey , allowing a two-run homer by Elvis Andrus.Robinson Chirinos homered against Zack Littell to ignite the big sixth inning. Shin-Soo Choo followed with a run-scoring double, Minnesota first baseman Chris Gimenez committed a two-run error and Mazara and Jurickson Profar homered.Profar’s homer came with Adrian Beltre on first after he was the third Ranger hit by a pitch, which led plate umpire Alan Porter to eject Matt Belisle.“We had no intent to hit Beltre and it certainly wasn’t on our radar because of the way the game was going or anything that had happened in the past,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said.Porter also ejected Minnesota pitcher Addison Reed for an argument after the eighth.The nine runs were the most scored in an inning by Texas since a 10-run third against the Yankees in 2015.Jake Cave hit his third homer in three games into the right-field seats in the eighth inning against Eddie Butler, who finished the game for his second save.Gimenez moved from first to the mound in the ninth and allowed five runs, including homers by Mazara and Drew Robinson. Gimenez himself hit a two-run homer in the ninth.TRAINER’S ROOMTwins: Eddie Rosario (right quadriceps) is “just progressing, getting treatment, he’s not ready to get on the field,” Molitor said.Rangers: OF Delino DeShields (fractured right middle finger) came off the disabled list on Saturday. He entered that night’s game as a defensive replacement and was used as a pinch runner on Sunday. Banister said nothing physical was keeping DeShields from starting.NO RECALL FOR BUXTONByron Buxton was once the shining star in the Twins’ farm system, and he was a Gold Glove outfielder for Minnesota last season. Now he has been told that he won’t be recalled from Triple-A Rochester.“We’ve talked about all the frustration and difficulties he’s had to endure,” manager Paul Molitor said, “and when we came down to making the final decision, there were some things around the idea of how he played, injuries that he dealt with Bo Jackson Jersey , his future. All those things came into play.”UP NEXTTwins: On Monday, RHP Kyle Gibson (7-11, 3.79 ERA) will start the first in a three-game series at Houston against Astros LHP Dallas Keuchel (10-10, 3.58).Rangers: LHP Jeffrey Springs (0-0, 2.55) will come out of the bullpen to start ahead of RHP Ariel Jurado (2-4, 6.69) in Monday’s first of three home games against the Angels. Los Angeles’s starter, RHP Matt Shoemaker (1-0, 4.76), is coming back from arm surgery and hasn’t pitched in the majors since March.