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One win away

October 5, 2002

 (San Francisco-AP) -- The Atlanta Braves have moved within one win of another trip to the National League championship series, beating the San Francisco Giants 10-to-2 today.

Greg Maddux won his first postseason game in three years. Maddux allowed only four other hits and just one for extra bases in six innings, aside from another late-inning homer from Barry Bonds after Atlanta had already taken control. He ended a four-game postseason losing streak and avoided tying teammate Tom Glavine with the most losses in the playoffs and World Series. Vinny Castilla hit a two-run single. Keith Lockhart added a three-run homer as Atlanta scored five in the sixth inning. Andruw Jones added a two-run single in Atlanta's four-run ninth inning.

Giants pitcher Jason Schmidt's first postseason appearance ended in disappointment after a strong start. He gave up three straight walks to Gary Sheffield, Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones before giving way to Manny Aybar with the bases loaded in the sixth.

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