Originally posted on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 8/25/12
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 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 NL West-leading Giants, who had won eight of 10. 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. Bumgarner walked Minor and Prado around a strikeout of Bourn in the third. Heyward smacked a home run into the right-field bleachers to put the Braves ahead 3-0. Hunter Pence was hit by a pitch leading off the fifth and scored on Brandon Belt's groundout to make it 3-1. Bourn singled home a run in the seventh to make it 4-1. Blanco doubled off Chad Durbin to drive in two runs in the seventh. Bourn and Prado each walked with the bases loaded against Jeremy Affeldt to force in runs in the eighth. Johnson doubled home a run in the ninth. NOTES: Bumgarner has pitched at least six innings in all but two starts. ... Sonoma Mayor Joanne Saunders declared Dan Uggla Day, honoring the Braves' second baseman. ... RHP Tim Lincecum (7-13, 5.30 ERA) pitches Sunday for the Giants. He won his last outing, beating the Dodgers in Los Angeles. ... Giants OF Francisco Peguero made his major league debut. Baseball America rated him as having the best outfield arm in the system. ... Braves RHP Tim Hudson (12-4, 3.69) pitches Sunday. He is 7-4 against the Giants. ... Atlanta RHP Ben Sheets was placed on the 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation. RHP Miguel Batista was called up from Triple-A. ... Eight of Heyward's last 16 hits have been for extra bases.
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