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"The crowd always keeps you on your toes here and it's a good environment to play in," Heyward said. "They're always here, it's a good team and they have good pitching, so you have to focus every at-bat."
Heyward became the first left-handed hitter to take Madison Bumgarner deep in two years. The slugger has five home runs and 11 RBI at the Giants' waterfront ballpark.
"I'm just looking for strikes to hit," Heyward said. "Don't miss the one you get to hit because if you do, he's got you."
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Minor (7-10) gave up three runs and four hits in 6 2/3 innings, striking out five and walking none. He also doubled, walked and scored twice.
"I was just trying to get guys out and limit the damage," he said. "I felt good. It's not about being fatigued or anything like that."
Pinch-hitter Gregor Blanco had a two-run double for the NL West-leading Giants, who had won eight of 10.
Bumgarner (14-8) allowed four runs and seven hits over 6 1/3 innings. He matched his season high with four walks and struck out five, losing for only the second time at home.
"He's been so good all year and I thought he still pitched a pretty good game," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He made one mistake and it went for a three-run homer."
Bumgarner walked Minor and Prado around a strikeout of Bourn in the third. Heyward smacked a home run into the right-field bleachers to put the Braves ahead 3-0.
"I kind of got out of whack there," Bumgarner said. "It was a fastball up and over the middle of the plate."
Bourn singled home a run in the seventh to make it 4-1.
"We had a good approach," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "I was ecstatic about Minor's performance. He minimized the damage and was dominant."
Blanco doubled off Chad Durbin to drive in two runs in the seventh.
Bourn and Prado each walked with the bases loaded against Jeremy Affeldt to force in runs in the eighth. Johnson doubled home a run in the ninth.
"It got a little sloppy there and we let the game get away," Bochy said.
|Jason Heyward smacks a three-run shot as the Braves get a big win in San Francisco. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Michael Bourn, CF||4||0||2||2||1||2||1||.289|
|Martin Prado, 3B||3||1||2||1||2||0||0||.298|
|Jason Heyward, RF||4||1||1||3||1||0||5||.278|
|Freddie Freeman, 1B||5||1||1||0||0||1||4||.270|
|David Ross, C||5||0||1||0||0||1||3||.262|
|Reed Johnson, LF||4||0||2||1||1||1||1||.308|
|Dan Uggla, 2B||4||1||0||0||1||1||3||.206|
|Paul Janish, SS||5||1||1||0||0||0||1||.206|
|Mike Minor, P||2||2||1||0||1||1||0||.047|
|Chad Durbin, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Eric Hinske, PH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.200|
|b- Tyler Pastornicky, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||3||.248|
|Eric O'Flaherty, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Craig Kimbrel, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-announced for Durbin in the 8th|
|b-hit into fielder's choice for Hinske in the 8th|
|2B - David Ross (5, Hensley), Reed Johnson (12, Hacker), Mike Minor (1, Bumgarner)|
|HR - Jason Heyward (23, Bumgarner)|
|RBI - Michael Bourn 2 (54), Martin Prado (57), Jason Heyward 3 (68), Reed Johnson (17)|
|2-OUT RBI - Michael Bourn (19), Martin Prado (24)|
|SB - Martin Prado (15, 3rd base off Bumgarner/Posey), Freddie Freeman (2, 2nd base off Hacker/Posey)|
|CS - Jason Heyward (7, 2nd base by Bumgarner/Posey)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|Mike Minor (W,7-10)||6.2||4||3||3||0||5||0||4.71|
|Chad Durbin (H,12)||0.1||1||0||0||0||0||0||2.98|
|Eric O'Flaherty (H,21)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||2.17|
|HBP - Pence (by Mike Minor)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Mike Minor 91-63, Chad Durbin 9-4, Eric O'Flaherty 12-9, Craig Kimbrel 14-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mike Minor 3-12, Eric O'Flaherty 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Mike Minor 25, Chad Durbin 2, Eric O'Flaherty 3, Craig Kimbrel 3|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Angel Pagan, CF||4||0||0||0||0||2||0||.292|
|Marco Scutaro, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.286|
|Pablo Sandoval, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||.292|
|Buster Posey, C||4||1||1||0||0||2||1||.326|
|Hunter Pence, RF||3||1||0||0||0||1||1||.256|
|Joaquin Arias, SS||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.280|
|Brandon Belt, 1B||3||1||1||1||0||0||0||.265|
|Francisco Peguero, LF||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||.000|
|a- Gregor Blanco, PH-LF||1||0||1||2||0||0||0||.241|
|Madison Bumgarner, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.133|
|George Kontos, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jose Mijares, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Ryan Theriot, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.264|
|Clay Hensley, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jeremy Affeldt, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Eric Hacker, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-doubled for Peguero in the 7th|
|b-flied out for Mijares in the 7th|
|2B - Joaquin Arias (11, Minor), Brandon Belt (21, Minor), Gregor Blanco (11, Durbin)|
|RBI - Brandon Belt (39), Gregor Blanco 2 (31)|
|2-OUT RBI - Gregor Blanco 2 (14)|
|Team LOB - 3|
|DP - Scutaro-Belt|
|E - George Kontos (1, Misplayed grounder), Buster Posey (9, Throwing)|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Madison Bumgarner (L,14-8)||6.1||7||4||4||4||5||1||2.93|
|Pitches-Strikes - Madison Bumgarner 104-64, George Kontos 4-3, Jose Mijares 9-7, Clay Hensley 17-10, Jeremy Affeldt 21-11, Eric Hacker 22-14|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Madison Bumgarner 6-6, George Kontos 1-0, Jose Mijares 1-1, Jeremy Affeldt 2-0, Eric Hacker 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Madison Bumgarner 28, George Kontos 1, Jose Mijares 2, Clay Hensley 4, Jeremy Affeldt 4, Eric Hacker 5|
|Attendance - 41679|
|Game Time - 3:16|
|Temperature - 61|
|Umpires - Home - Joe West, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Andy Fletcher, Third Base - Rob Drake|