Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton (8) shows the ball after making a diving catch in the third inning against the San Francisco Giants at Turner Field. (Photo: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports)
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Turner Field. (Photo: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports)
by GEORGE HENRY, Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Freddie Freeman singled three times and drove in one run, Julio Teheran pitched six scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 on Sunday night.
Teheran (5-3) allowed seven hits and one walk. The 22-year-old struck out eight and benefited from stellar plays by outfielders Jason Heyward and Justin Upton in the fourth, and by Andrelton Simmons at shortstop in the sixth that kept a run from scoring with the Braves holding a two-run lead.
Lincecum (4-7) gave up six hits and five walks in six innings. Two of his three runs were earned, and he struck out three.
Braves closer Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 19th save in 22 chances. Kimbrel struck out Andres Torres and Joaquin Arias before retiring Nick Noonan on a flyout.
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