The long ball and Tim Lincecum powered the Giants past the Braves Sunday afternoon to give San Francisco it’s third win in a row, and the series win.
Lincecum followed masterful outings from Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner with a gem of his own. The two time Cy Young Award winner had his best game of the young season, allowing zero runs and just two hits while striking out seven over seven innings of the 5-1 victory.
“It’s great to see our rotation get on track here, especially against a great hitting ball club like Atlanta,” said Bruce Bochy. “These guys are pitching like we know they can. That’s our strength.”
The Giants yielded just four runs to the powerful Braves lineup the last three days, and have now compiled a league leading 320 strikeouts on the season.
Solo homeruns were the weapon of choice for the Giants offense. Marco Scutaro, Brandon Belt, and Pablo Sandoval all took Atlanta starter Kris Medlen deep in the first five innings, providing a run support cushion for Lincec...