Posted August 25, 2012 on AP on Fox
97243971
Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer and Mike Minor won for the first time in five starts as the Atlanta Braves beat the Giants 7-3 on Saturday, ending San Francisco's five-game winning streak. Michael Bourn had two hits and drove in two runs for the Braves, who had lost six of seven. Reed Johnson and Martin Prado also knocked in runs. Minor (7-10) gave up three runs and four hits in 6 2-3 innings, striking out five and walking none. He also doubled, walked and scored twice. Pinch-hitter Gregor Blanco had a two-run double for the Giants. Madison Bumgarner (14-8) allowed four runs and seven hits over 6 1-3 innings. He matched his season high with four walks and struck out five, losing for only the second time at home.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Dan Uggla not Living up to Contract

It has been a year and a half since Dan Uggla joined the Atlanta Braves, and fans are still waiting on results. After being acquired from the Florida Marlins in 2011 and signing a five-year, $62 million extension, Uggla, with the exception of a 33-game hit streak last season, has done nothing but flounder. The proof is in the numbers. Uggla enters Saturday leading the league in walks...

Braves place Sheets on DL

Atlanta Braves right-hander Ben Sheets was placed on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation, MLB.com reported Saturday. Sheets came back after a two-year retirement. He had struggled with numerous right-arm injuries over the years. He is 4-4 with a 3.54 ERA in eight starts for the Braves. However, in his last three starts, he has a 7.71 ERA and opponents are hitting...

When Tommy Hanson Made it Happen, Once

Through the whole course of baseball history, several thousand players have managed to bat at least 200 times. An enterprising position player might reach that mark in less than two months. Given that minimum, nobody’s been a better hitter, relative to the rest of the league, than Babe Ruth, who had a career wRC+ of 197. All right, not learning a whole lot so far. Given that minimum...

Braves 7, Giants 3

Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer and Mike Minor won for the first time in six starts as the Atlanta Braves beat the Giants 7-3 on Saturday, ending San Francisco's five-game winning streak. Michael Bourn had two hits and drove in two runs for the Braves, who had lost six of seven. Reed Johnson and Martin Prado also knocked in runs. Minor (7-10) gave up three runs and four...

Braves activate Sheets from disabled list

The Atlanta Braves activated Ben Sheets from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday, and he will pitch out of the bullpen for the first time in his career. He was on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation for three weeks. Sheets lost his third straight start Aug. 23 at San Francisco, dropping to 4-4 with a 3.54 ERA in eight starts. Sheets has started all 249 regular...

Heyward's blast propels Braves over Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer and Mike Minor won for the first time in six starts as the Atlanta Braves beat the Giants 7-3 on Saturday, ending San Francisco's five-game winning streak. Michael Bourn had two hits and drove in two runs for the Braves, who had lost six of seven. Reed Johnson and Martin Prado also knocked in runs. Minor (7-10) gave...

Braves' Fredi Gonzalez seeks education for Latinos

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is calling for more education of young Latino players on the consequences of using performance-enhancing drugs. Gonzalez also said Friday he would be in favor of stricter penalties - perhaps even a one-year ban - for those who are caught breaking the rules if the current trend of positive tests and suspensions continues. Gonzalez said the positive...

Hudson quiets Giants as Braves earn series split

SAN FRANCISCO -- Tim Hudson is quietly having another solid season for the Atlanta Braves. It's been just the opposite for San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum, who has not pitched at all like a two-time Cy Young Award winner. Hudson pitched seven strong innings, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 7-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday night. The teams split the...

Braves 7, Giants 1

Tim Hudson pitched seven strong innings for his seventh consecutive victory and Paul Janish tripled home two runs to help the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 7-1 on Sunday. Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman and Juan Francisco homered for the Braves, who won their second straight after losing six of seven. Martin Prado and Brian McCann also drove in runs for the NL wild...

Hudson, Janish lead Braves to win over Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Tim Hudson pitched seven strong innings for his seventh consecutive victory and Paul Janish tripled home two runs to help the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 7-1 on Sunday. Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman and Juan Francisco homered for the Braves, who won their second straight after losing six of seven. Martin Prado and Brian McCann also drove in...

Braves' bullpen taxed again in loss to Giants

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez found a silver lining in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants: "We got into their bullpen a little bit." Well, yes. Left-hander Barry Zito was finally knocked out of the game after facing two batters in the ninth, and manager Bruce Bochy used three relievers to get three outs. But the Giants got into the Braves'...

Atlanta Braves: The week ahead

Schedule Monday: Atlanta at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. (SportSouth); Paul Maholm (11-8, 3.47 ERA) vs. Casey Kelly (0-0, 0.00) Tuesday: Atlanta at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. (SportSouth, MLB Network); Kris Medlen (5-1, 1.86) vs. Andrew Werner (1-0, 3.00) Wednesday: Atlanta at San Diego, 6:35 p.m. (SportSouth); Tommy Hanson (12-6, 4.40) vs. Eric Stults (4-2, 2.68) Friday: Philadelphia at Atlanta...

Braves-Padres Preview

After facing a pair of division leaders on the first two stops of their 10-game road trip, the Atlanta Braves get to face an opponent with a losing record in the San Diego Padres. It may not be much of a reprieve. The Braves will go for their third straight win Monday night when they open a three-game series against the Padres, who look to win their eighth straight as they give...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.