National League Game Summary - Atlanta at San Francisco|
(Sunday, August 26th)
Final Score: Atlanta 7, San Francisco 1
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Tim Hudson tossed seven solid innings and
Brian McCann had three hits with an RBI and run scored as the Atlanta Braves
downed the San Francisco Giants, 7-1, in the finale of a four-game set.
Hudson (13-4), who has won his last seven decisions, surrendered a run on five
hits and a walk for Atlanta, which salvaged a series split by winning the
final two contests. Hudson also had two hits and extended his winning streak
against the Giants to six games.
"I was able to throw strikes and make those guys put it in play. It was a day
where you definitely needed to pound the strike zone," Hudson said.
Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman and Juan Francisco each smacked solo homers and
Paul Janish added a two-run triple.
Tim Lincecum (7-14) was unable to avoid his second three-start home losing
streak of the year. He allowed three runs on five hits and two walks over five
frames for the Giants, who have lost two straight on the heels of a five-game
"My rhythm was just off in the first inning. I kind of got it back the next
four innings but that was it. I was just getting behind batters 2-0 on pretty
much everybody." Lincecum said.
Hunter Pence had three hits and Buster Posey recorded two hits and a run
The Braves plated a pair of runs in the opening frame, another in the fourth
and two more in the sixth to jump out to a 5-0 lead.
Martin Prado's RBI groundout and McCann's run-scoring bloop single to center
field in the first and Francisco's one-out solo shot to center field in the
fourth gave the visitors a 3-0 advantage.
In the sixth, Prado walked and McCann singled to begin the frame before
scoring two batters later when Janish ripped an RBI triple into the gap
in left-center field, which increased the margin to 5-0.
The Giants, who tallied just three hits off Hudson through the first six
frames, finally got to him in the seventh. Posey and Pence hit consecutive
singles before Gregor Blanco walked two batters later to load the bases with
But Hudson limited the damage. Brandon Crawford brought home Posey with a
sacrifice fly to center field and Brandon Belt grounded out to shortstop,
ending the threat.
Heyward and Freeman hit back-to-back homers in the ninth to give the Braves
Tim Lincecum has given up 25 first-inning runs, the most in baseball...Heyward
hit his third homer in as many games...Atlanta was 3-for-10 with runners in
scoring position, while San Francisco finished 0-for-6.
08/27 01:49:50 ET