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Braves let win slip away
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Braves vs. Giants
When: 7:10 p.m. Saturday
Where: Turner Field, Atlanta
Pitchers: Braves, RHP Tim Hudson (12-5, 2.36); Giants, RHP Matt Cain (9-8, 2.98)
TV, radio: SportSouth; 99.3 FM, 1240 AM

ATLANTA — Pat Burrell had a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the 11th inning Friday night and the San Francisco Giants scored the tying and go-ahead runs without a hit in beating the Atlanta Braves 3-2.

The Giants moved within a game of NL West leader San Diego, which lost 2-1 to Arizona.

The Braves lead over Philadelphia fell to one in the NL East. The Phillies beat the New York Mets 7-5.

The Giants scored the tying run in the ninth without a hit and the go-ahead run in the 11th when Atlanta reliever Peter Moylan (3-2) walked the bases loaded ahead of Burrell’s fly ball.

Aubrey Huff opened the 11th with a walk and moved to second when Buster Posey walked. Juan Uribe hit into a forceout, with Huff reaching third.

After two balls to Pablo Sandoval, he was intentionally walked. That loaded the bases for Burrell, whose fly to left easily scored Huff.

Javier Lopez (3-2) picked up the win with a scoreless 10th and Brian Wilson got his 32nd save in 35 attempts with a hitless 11th.

The Giants tied it at 2 in the ninth without hit as the Braves made two errors.

Huff was hit by a pitch leading off the inning against Atlanta closer Billy Wagner. Posey then reached on a throwing error by shortstop Alex Gonzalez before Uribe flied to right, Huff advancing to third.

Sandoval then reached when third baseman Chipper Jones fumbled his grounder, allowing Huff to score the tying run. Posey took third and Sandoval second. Burrell was walked intentionally to load the bases but Travis Ishikawa ended the threat by hitting into a double play.

Tommy Hanson pitched seven strong innings and Gonzalez and Jones hit solo home runs for Atlanta’s two runs.

Hanson allowed three hits and one run in seven innings in what would have been his first win since July 3. He walked two and struck out three.

Jones hit his 10th home run in the sixth inning off Barry Zito to break a 1-1 tie. Gonzalez hit his third home run as a Brave and second in two games in the fifth. He hit a 2-run shot Thursday night in Atlanta’s 3-2 win over San Francisco.

Jones had three of Atlanta’s six hits. Burrell had two of San Francisco’s four hits. He went 2 for 2 with a pair of walks.

The Giants took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Andres Torres led off the game with a single, stole second and third and scored on a groundout by Huff.

Zito went seven innings and allowed four hits, two runs, walked two and struck out 10.

NOTES: Gonzalez hit 17 home runs with Toronto before being traded to the Braves on July 14. ... Zito had 10 strikeouts for the third time this season and 15th in his career. ... In addition to the rain delay, the game was pushed back 15 minutes to a 7:50 p.m. start due to a ceremony to retire Tom Glavine’s No. 47 and didn’t start until 9:20 p.m. ... The Braves said LHP Mike Minor will be recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to start at Houston on Monday. Atlanta’s No. 1 pick out of Vanderbilt in the 2009 draft was 4-1 with a 1.89 ERA at Gwinnett.

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