ATLANTA (AP) - Jair Jurrjens gave up three hits in 7 2-3
innings, Yunel Escobar hit a three-run homer and the surging
Atlanta Braves beat Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants 4-2
on Wednesday night.
Escobar's third-inning homer gave the Braves the 4-0 lead over
Lincecum, who lost for the first time in five weeks.
The Braves are 6-1 since the All-Star break and are 10-3 in
their last 13 games overall. Jurrjens (9-7) earned his third
straight win and set a season high with nine strikeouts while
allowing one run.
The Giants are 1-5 on their 10-game trip, including three
straight losses to the Braves. Overall, they have lost six of
Lincecum (10-3), the NL's All-Star starter, lost for the first
time since June 17.