Atlanta 7, San Francisco 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 26, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - AT&T Park
Temperature - 61°
Umpires - Home Plate - Sam Holbrook, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Joe West,
Attendance - 41735

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Atlanta 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 7 10 0
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 73-55 36-29 37-26 W2
San Francisco 71-57 37-28 34-29 L2

Recap

Braves 7, Giants 1: Tim Hudson pitched seven strong innings for his seventh consecutive victory and Jason Heyward homered for the third straight game as visiting Atlanta beat San Francisco to earn a four-game series split.

Juan Francisco and Freddie Freeman also hit homers, Paul Janish smashed a two-run triple and Brian McCann had three hits as the Braves maintained their four-game cushion in the National League wild-card chase.

Hudson (13-4) allowed one run and five hits and improved to 6-1 on the road this season. He struck out three and walked one.

Atlanta set the tone by plating two runs in the first off struggling Giants starter Tim Lincecum (7-14). Martin Prado’s fielder’s choice knocked in the first one and McCann singled home the second.

Francisco made it 3-0 in the fourth when he drilled a Lincecum offering nearly 20 rows up into the bleachers in straight-away center field.

Janish’s triple into the left-center field gap off Jose Mijares made it 5-0 in the sixth.

The Giants got on the board in the seventh on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Brandon Crawford.

Heyward and Freeman clubbed back-to-back homers in the ninth. Heyward has hit six homers in 10 career games at AT&T Park.

Lincecum allowed three runs and five hits in five innings and matched a career-worst with his 14th loss. He struck out four and walked two.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hudson went 2-for-3 to raise his season average to .233. … Giants OF Angel Pagan was hitless for the second straight contest following an eight-game hitting streak in which he went 18-for-35. … Atlanta 3B Chipper Jones (oblique) missed his second straight start but grounded out as a pinch hitter in his final regular-season appearance at AT&T Park. … San Francisco recalled C Eli Whiteside from Triple-A Fresno and optioned reliever Eric Hacker to the same club. … Braves 2B Dan Uggla was benched Sunday after going 2-for-28 over his previous nine games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   San Francisco
Tim Hudson Player Tim Lincecum
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 5
1.29 ERA 5.40
Hitting
Atlanta   San Francisco
Brian McCann Player Hunter Pence
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 10 3 21 .270 16 6 7 4 3 0
San Francisco 6 0 6 .200 14 4 1 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Giants have a W/L % of .535 after a win and .579 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Braves have a W/L % of .639 after a win and .482 after a loss.