May 2, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton (8) reacts to striking out in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Turner Field. The Giants won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Giants take first game against Braves, 2-1

The Atlanta Braves hitting woes continued tonight against Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants, spoiling the return of Mike Minor to the starting rotation. The Giants took the game 2-1.

Lincecum was far from dominant, but allowed just one run over six innings of work that included four strikeouts and three walks. The Braves’ lone run of the night came from a two-out hit off of the bat of Freddie Freeman to score Gerald Laird during the fifth inning. Other than that, it was goose eggs for the Braves.

While Mike Minor wasn’t able to get the win in his return, he was as good as everyone remembered. He threw just 80 pitches throughout six innings of work and allowed two earned runs and seven hits. He struck out four batters and walked none. The two runs Minor did allow came from solo home runs off the bats of Angel Pagan and Michael Morse of all people.

The offense is going to have to start going again in a hurry, or the Braves could drop out of first place in the NL East for what seems like the first time all year. The Braves will look to tie the series up tomorrow night with Julio Teheran squaring off against Ryan Vogelsong.

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