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San Francisco continues to beat up on Atlanta pitching.

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon McCarthy struggled as the Atlanta Braves dropped their second straight with a 11-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

For the second straight night the Braves jumped out to an early lead but were unable to maintain it. Ozzie Albies led off with a double, moved up to third on a ground out by Ronald Acuña Jr. and scored on a ground out by Freddie Freeman to put Atlanta in front 1-0.

It was all down hill from there as the Giants came right back in the second against McCarthy with a two-run double by Alen Hanson to give San Francisco the lead 2-1. They continued to pour it on in the third scoring four more times with two coming on a two-run home run by Hanson into the Chop House in right.

The Braves cut the deficit to 6-2 on a double by Nick Markakis that scored Acuña. Markakis stayed hot for Atlanta going 3-for-4 at the plate extending his hitting streak to 12 straight games.

McCarthy exited the game in the fourth after allowing a double to Andrew McCutchen and a single to Buster Posey. He was replaced by Lucas Sims who served up a two-run double to Brandon Crawford to make the score 9-2.

McCarthy struggled with his location and was hit hard allowing 12 hits and eight runs over just 3.1 innings. He struck out two and walked one.

San Francisco would add single runs in the fifth and the ninth to round out the scoring.

Gorkys Hernandez went 4-for-5 in the game. Posey and McCutchen finished with three hits each while Hanson and Crawford combined for five hits and six RBI. Albies went 2-for-4 for Atlanta. San Francisco pounded out 18 hits giving them 31 in the first two games of the series. Ty Blach took advantage of the early run support and held the Braves in check allowing seven hits and one earned run over 7.2 innings to pick up the victory.

The Braves will try to avoid a sweep on Sunday when Mike Soroka makes his second career start.