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SAN FRANCISCO -- Tim Lincecum struck out 11 in his best start of the year, Tyler Colv

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Tim Lincecum struck out 11 in his best start of the year, Tyler Colvin backed him with a home run and go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Monday night. Brandon Knight Jersey . Lincecum (3-2) left to a roaring standing ovation after pitching a season-high 7 2-3 innings in his first start of eight getting past the sixth. B.J. Upton hit a tying solo homer in the fifth, then was caught stealing on replay review as the potential go-ahead run in the top of the seventh. Upton hit a one-out double and was ruled to have stolen third on a slide below a reaching Pablo Sandoval. Giants manager Bruce Bochy challenged the call by third base umpire Dana DeMuth, and it was overturned in 2 minutes, 7 seconds. San Francisco, coming off a 7-3 road trip to Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, won for the sixth time in seven home games. Atlanta had won three in a row. Lincecum struck out 10 or more for the 36th time in his career and first since last July 28 against the Cubs. He retired Chris Johnson on a swinging strikeout to end the sixth with runners on first and second. Promoted from Triple-A on Saturday, Colvin splashed a solo homer into McCovey Cove beyond the right-field arcade in the second -- the 65th Giants homer to reach the water. Brandon Crawford had the other this season, on April 13 against Colorado. Giants leadoff man Angel Pagan produced his fourth three-hit game of the season. Javier Lopez surrendered Freddie Freemans ninth-inning splash homer, then Sergio Romo finished for his 13th save. It marked the first game with two splash homers since Barry Bonds did it by himself on May 18, 2002. Gavin Floyd (0-1) remained winless after his second start of 2014. Floyd struck out eight over 6 1-3 innings in his first outing against the Giants since 2008. The right-hander was 2-0 against the Giants and won in his only previous appearance at AT&T Park while with the White Sox. Braves left fielder Justin Upton returned after being held out Sunday. He bruised his lower back Saturday when hit by a pitch from Chicagos Jeff Samardzija. NOTES: The Braves dont have to face former Atlanta pitcher Tim Hudson this series, and thats fine with manager Fredi Gonzalez. "Its not all bad. Id like to say hi to him and hug him," Gonzalez said. ... Giants 1B Brandon Belt has opted to undergo surgery on his broken left thumb to have two pins inserted. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Tim McAdams on Tuesday at Stanford. Michael Morse made his first start at 1B since last July 31 at Boston while with Seattle. He made a fielding error in the sixth. ... San Francisco reinstated LHP David Huff from the 15-day disabled list and optioned OF Juan Perez to Triple-A Fresno. ... The Giants are in the middle of a 17-day stretch without a day off. Kevin Johnson Jersey . For the Miami Heat, that was outstanding news. LeBron James scored the last of his 32 points on a layup that put Miami up for good with 11. Tyson Chandler Jersey . The top-ranked Spaniard won his fourth Madrid Open on Sunday after Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw with a hip injury when trailing 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 in the final. And Nadal, who is coming off to uncharacteristic quarterfinal losses on clay, said his mental strength is still lacking just two weeks ahead of the French Open. http://www.sunsofficialshop.us/dan-majerle-suns-jersey/ . -- Scottie Wilbekin sat on the bench for the final minute, holding a bag of ice against his left knee. TORONTO, Ontario -- Hamilton Bulldogs defenceman Greg Pateryn was in the right place at the right time, and he made the Toronto Marlies pay for it. Pateryn scored from the side of the net on a rebound of Jared Tinordis point shot at 3:53 of overtime, lifting the Bulldogs to a 2-1 victory over their provincial rivals in American Hockey League action on Thursday afternoon. "I knew I had to do something for my team," said Pateryn, who was whistled for a holding-the-stick penalty late in the third period. "I saw Louis (LeBlanc) on his forehand and Jared (Tinordi) ready with the one-timer and Louis threw it to Jared and he ripped it home, a perfect shot that came out to me. I didnt really think, I just put it in the net." The win snaps a five-game losing skid for the Bulldogs, who improve to 13-14-4. "Its one of those games where youre coming back from a three-day break and we werent playing that great before, a five-game losing streak," said Bulldogs coach Stephane Lefebvre. "So to get the win today, for us its a big win." The matinee affair was played in front of an announced crowd of 16,589 fans in the Marlies third annual Boxing Day game at Air Canada Centre, home of their NHL-parent club, the Toronto Maple Leafs. "I thought we controlled the game from start to finish," said Lefebvre, who watched his team outshoot the Marlies 40-18. "We turned the puck over a couple of times, especially in the second period which led to some scoring chances for them, but overall I thought we played a good game." Joonas Nattinen scored in regulation time for Hamilton, taking advantage of a second-period miscue by Marlies goalie Drew MacIntyre, while Bulldogs netmindder Dustin Tokarski made 17 saves. Steve Nash Jersey. "Its hard sometimes when youre not getting shots and then suddenly they have a power play and shots are coming from every direction," said Pateryn about Tokarski. "Hes been good all year and just continues to bail us out." Defenceman T.J. Brennan had the lone tally for Toronto, who fall to 16-9-3 but remain in first place in the North Division. MacIntyre, with 39 saves, was sharp despite misplaying the puck on Nattinens goal. "Hes a good goalie, he always puts up a good fight," Pateryn said. "We really peppered him today and he definitely stood on his head all game." The game was tied 0-0 after the first period and the Bulldogs led 1-0 through 40 minutes. After a failed clearing attempt by MacIntyre, Nattinen opened the scoring when he pounced on a loose puck in the slot and lifted it over the sprawling Marlies goaltender at 9:59 of the second period. Brennan tied the game with a power-play marker, his team-leading 13th goal of the season, when his slapshot from the point beat a screened Tokarski at 12:20 of the third period. "We failed to clear the puck twice and it came back to haunt us, but we stuck with it and we didnt panic," Lefebvre said. "We knew we had a good chance to win because we were controlling the play." Hamilton was 0-for-7 on the power play while Toronto went 1-for-5 with the man advantage. The Marlies and Bulldogs complete their home-and-home series with a game in Hamilton on Friday. "Today was a good win, tomorrow is another big game for us against the same team," Lefebvre said. "Its a good time to get on a streak. Well take it one day at a time. Cheap Chargers Jerseys Cheap Rams Jersey Cheap Dolphins Jerseys Cheap Vikings Jerseys Cheap Patriots Jersey Cheap Saints Jerseys Cheap New York Giants Jerseys Cheap Jets Jerseys Cheap Raiders Jerseys Cheap Eagles Jerseys Cheap Steelers Jerseys Cheap 49ers Jerseys Cheap Seahawks Jerseys Cheap Buccaneers Jerseys Cheap Titans Jerseys Cheap Redskins Jerseys ' ' '
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