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Luke Jackson blows 9th inning lead as Braves fall to Giants, 4-3

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Julio Teheran pitched well and has a 0.86 ERA in the month of May

MLB: Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Luke Jackson was unable to lock down a 3-1 lead in the ninth inning as the Braves fell to the Giants in one of their worst losses of the season, 4-3.

Jackson came in and recorded the first out on one pitch. Brandon Crawford would single, but Steven Duggar followed with a strikeout for the second out of the inning. Then came some rotten luck as back-to-back-to-back singles found room as the Giants stunned the Braves.

The Braves struck early as Nick Markakis doubled home Dansby Swanson with two outs in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. The Giants would respond with a run of their own in the bottom half of the first as Evan Longoria doubled home Joe Panik to knot things at 1-1.

Teheran settled in nicely after that, not allowing another hit and navigating his way through three walks and an error. He induced a key 5-4-3 double play off the bat of Buster Posey with two runners on in the fifth. His ERA sits at 3.67 on the season. He owns a 0.86 ERA over his four starts this month.

Brian McCann broke the tie in the sixth inning with a sac fly to plate Josh Donaldson. Freddie Freeman made it 3-1 in the seventh as he lined a ball up the middle to score Ronald Acuña.

Perhaps the best highlight of the night came on this jumping catch at the wall from Acuña in the third:

The Braves are 26-23.

Game three of the four-game series in the Bay will be tomorrow at 9:45 p.m. as Max Fried battles Jeff Samardzija (2-2, 3.69 ERA, 4.90 FIP).