Homers Push Braves past Giants

ATLANTA (AP) - Eric Hinske snapped an 0-for-17 hitless streak
with a tiebreaking, sixth-inning home run off Tim Lincecum to help
the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants
on Thursday night.

Alex Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in the second inning - his
second as a Brave - for the only other runs off Lincecum (11-5).
Jair Jurrjens (4-4) went six innings for the Braves, allowing
seven hits, two runs and three walks. He struck out three.

Billy Wagner picked up his 26th save in 31 attempts with a
scoreless ninth.

Lincecum, who had won six of his seven previous starts against
Atlanta, gave up six hits and three runs in 6 1-3 innings, walking
three and striking out seven.


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