Max Fried sharp as Braves roll past Giants, 8-1

Atlanta Braves' Francisco Cervelli (45) celebrates his two-run home run at home plate with Adeiny Hechavarria during the fifth inning of a baseball ga

Atlanta Braves' Francisco Cervelli (45) celebrates his two-run home run at home plate with Adeiny Hechavarria during the fifth inning of a baseball ga

Atlanta Braves' Max Fried pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Atlanta. (

Atlanta Braves' Max Fried pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Atlanta. (

San Francisco Giants' Johnny Cueto pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Atlanta

San Francisco Giants' Johnny Cueto pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Atlanta

Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson scores as San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey reaches after a throw from first base during the second inning of a

Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson scores as San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey reaches after a throw from first base during the second inning of a

Atlanta Braves second baseman Adeiny Hechavarria throws out San Francisco Giants' Evan Longoria at first base after forcing out Buster Posey at second

Atlanta Braves second baseman Adeiny Hechavarria throws out San Francisco Giants' Evan Longoria at first base after forcing out Buster Posey at second

Atlanta Braves second baseman Adeiny Hechavarria (24) throws above San Francisco Giants' Cristhian Adames after forcing him out at second base for a d

Atlanta Braves second baseman Adeiny Hechavarria (24) throws above San Francisco Giants' Cristhian Adames after forcing him out at second base for a d

Atlanta Braves' Adeiny Hechavarria watches his line drive double to left field during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco G

Atlanta Braves' Adeiny Hechavarria watches his line drive double to left field during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco G

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried strengthened his case for a spot in Atlanta's postseason rotation by throwing 5 1/3 scoreless innings, Francisco Cervilli and Adam Duvall hit two-run homers and the Braves rolled to an 8-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.

At 96-60, the Braves will finish with their most wins since 2013. San Francisco dropped to 71-81, ensuring Bruce Bochy will not have a winning record in his 25th and final season as a major league manager, the last 13 with the Giants.

Each team rested several starters one day after the Braves clinched the NL East title and the Giants were eliminated from postseason contention.

Braves manager Brian Snitker said before the game he didn't expect to alter his rotation after clinching the division. He added he will lessen the starters' workload in the regular season's final nine days.

The first evidence of the plan for Atlanta's starting pitchers came when Fried (17-6) was pulled after 65 pitches. He allowed five hits with no walks.

Dallas Keuchel and Mike Soroka are likely members of the postseason rotation, while Fried, Mike Foltynewicz and Julio Teheran are competing for spots.

Fried has allowed five runs in each of prior two starts.

Making his third start since Tommy John surgery, right-hander Johnny Cueto (1-1) walked five while giving up four runs and two hits in four innings.

Adeiny Hechavarría hit a two-run double in the second, when Cueto walked three. Billy Hamilton also doubled in a run.

Cervelli returned from made the most of his first start since Sept. 10 due to a cut on his left ring finger. He pushed Atlanta's lead to 6-0 with his two-run homer against Dereck Rodríguez in the fifth.

Duvall added a two-run shot off San Coonrod in the seventh.

BIG DRAW

Attendance was 40,899 for Atlanta's 17th sellout.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves OF Ender Inciarte, who has missed 32 games with a right hamstring strain, is still trying to return before the end of the regular season. Snitker said it wasn't realistic for Inciarte to play in a two-game series at Kansas City that begins on Tuesday. Snitker said Inciarte may make it back at the New York Mets next weekend.

UP NEXT

Giants: Rookie RHP Logan Webb (1-2, 6.51) is to make his seventh start of the season on Sunday's final game of the series.

Braves: Keuchel (8-6, 3.63) is 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA in two career starts against the Giants.

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