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Braves solve ace
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Braves 4, Giants 2
Yunel Escobar clubs a three-run homer in the third inning. (Gregory Smith/AP)
The Braves mustered their first win in six tries against Tim Lincecum thanks to Yunel Escobar's three-run homer and a stellar outing from Jair Jurrjens. The right-hander allowed only two hits in seven scoreless innings before giving up a hit, a walk and a run in the eighth.
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Series at a glance:
SF
San Francisco (50-44)
Lost 3
Atlanta 4, San Francisco 2   ATL
Atlanta (49-46)
Won 4
July 22, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Francisco
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1   2 6 0
Atlanta
1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 X   4 7 0
Standings thru 7/22/09  |  Recap: SF | ATL  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Braves stats
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Winn, CF-LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .278
Bowker, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179
  c-Rowand, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .274
  Affeldt, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Sandoval, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .322
Molina, B, C 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .267
Schierholtz, RF 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .291
Ishikawa, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .262
Uribe, SS 4 1 1 0 0 3 2 .294
Downs, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .186
Lincecum, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .171
  a-Lewis, F, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .243
  Howry, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Torres, A, PH-CF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .239
Totals 33 2 6 2 1 10 8  

a-Struck out for Lincecum in the 6th. b-Walked for Howry in the 8th. c-Grounded into a forceout for Bowker in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Uribe (17, Jurrjens).
TB: Schierholtz; Winn; Ishikawa; Molina, B 2; Uribe 2.
RBI: Winn (38), Ishikawa (30).
2-out RBI: Winn; Ishikawa.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rowand.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Uribe-Downs-Ishikawa).

 
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McLouth, CF 4 0 1 0 0 3 1 .257
Prado, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .323
Jones, C, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .290
McCann, C 4 0 1 1 0 2 1 .305
Anderson, G, LF 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 .287
  Soriano, R, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Escobar, Y, SS 4 1 1 3 0 1 3 .308
Kotchman, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 .282
Church, RF 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 .277
Jurrjens, P 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .163
  Gonzalez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Diaz, M, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304
Totals 30 4 7 4 3 12 13  

BATTING
2B: McLouth (19, Lincecum).
HR: Escobar, Y (10, 3rd inning off Lincecum, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Kotchman; Anderson, G; Jones, C; McLouth 2; Escobar, Y 4; Prado; McCann.
RBI: McCann (47), Escobar, Y 3 (56).
2-out RBI: McCann; Escobar, Y 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Escobar, Y; Jones, C 2.
GIDP: Escobar, Y.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jones, C (2, 2nd base off Lincecum/Molina, B).

 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lincecum (L, 10-3) 5.0 7 4 4 2 9 1 2.45
Howry 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.50
Affeldt 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.21
 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jurrjens (W, 9-7) 7.2 3 1 1 1 9 0 2.67
Gonzalez, M (H, 10) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.25
Soriano, R (S, 14) 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1.58

Pitches-strikes: Lincecum 89-58, Howry 25-17, Affeldt 13-8, Jurrjens 112-76, Gonzalez, M 10-7, Soriano, R 15-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lincecum 3-0, Howry 1-1, Affeldt 1-1, Jurrjens 5-7, Gonzalez, M 1-0, Soriano, R 2-0.
Batters faced: Lincecum 24, Howry 6, Affeldt 3, Jurrjens 27, Gonzalez, M 2, Soriano, R 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Gonzalez, M 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Mark Wegner.
Weather: 81 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, L to R.
T: 2:28.
Att: 34,672.
Venue: Turner Field.
July 22, 2009
July 22, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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