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MLB: Atlanta 7, San Francisco 3

Aug. 25, 2012 at 8:05 PM   |   Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Jason Heyward bashed a three-run homer Saturday and the Atlanta Braves went on to break San Francisco's five-game winning streak with a 7-3 victory.

Heyward's shot in the third inning staked the Braves to a 3-0 lead and Michael Bourn added a key run-scoring single in the seventh that increased Atlanta's advantage to 4-1.

After Gregor Blanco's two-run double in the seventh pulled the Giants to within a run, Bourn and Martin Prado each coaxed a bases-loaded walk in the eighth against Jeremy Affeldt to ice the victory.

Mike Minor (7-10) surrendered three runs on four hits over 6 2/3 frames to earn the victory, which broke a personal three-start losing streak.

The left-hander didn't allow a walk and struck out five for the National League wild card-leading Braves.

Loser San Francisco starter Madison Bumgarner (14-8) coughed up four walks and seven hits over 6 1/3 frames.

Brandon Belt drove in a run for the NL West-leading Giants.

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