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ATLANTA -- Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez had several plays to choose as the game's best moment.
Gonzalez decided, though, that Ramiro Pena's baserunning in the bottom of the sixth was his favorite.
"I thought the play of the game was the hustle by Pena," Gonzalez said. "(Andres) Torres misplays that ball, and (Pena) hustles all the way and gets to third base, and we were able to execute a squeeze with Schafer and get an extra run."
Atlanta won its second straight to take the three-game series and increase its NL East lead to 6 games.
San Francisco, the defending World Series champion, has lost 14 of its last 20 on the road, but the Giants remained 1 games behind Arizona in the NL West.
Freeman, who began the night hitless in 11 career appearances against Giants starter Tim Lincecum, singled in his first three at-bats and improved his average to .456 with runners in scoring position -- third-best in the majors.
"Here's a guy that, going into the game, didn't have very good numbers against Lincecum, but he's swinging it pretty good," Gonzalez said. "Got us a run early in the game."
Freeman's single in the third moved Justin Upton to second. The next batter, B.J. Upton, drove in his brother Justin from second to put Atlanta up 2-0.
Teheran (5-3) allowed seven hits and one walk. The 22-year-old struck out eight and benefited from stellar plays in the fourth by Heyward in right field and Justin Upton in left, and by Simmons at shortstop in the sixth that kept a run from scoring with the Braves holding a two-run lead.
"I thought it was going to be trouble (on Upton's play)," Teheran said, "but everybody starting clapping and I was pretty excited."
Lincecum (4-7) gave up six hits and five walks in six innings. Two of his three runs were earned, and he struck out three.
Torres, San Francisco's left fielder, hurt his team in the bottom of the sixth when Pena's single appeared to bounce off his right foot and toward the wall.
"Obviously he can't let that ball get by him, and it ended up being another run," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "But they pitched well and played good defense. We had a couple of great opportunities of people just missing a hit."
Pena, who reached third on Torres' two-base fielding error, scored when pinch-hitter Jordan Schafer drove him in with a sacrifice squeeze bunt to make it 3-0.
Teheran struggled in his previous outing, a 7-6 loss at San Diego last Monday, but he beat the Giants for the second time in two starts against them since May 9.
Lincecum, a two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, dropped to 0-6 in his last nine starts and has a 6.69 ERA over that span.
|Braves starter Julio Teheran (5-3) allows seven hits and one walk in six innings against the Giants. (USATSI)|
|Players of the Game|
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|San Francisco Giants|
|Gregor Blanco , CF||4||0||0||0||0||3||1||.275||.335||.370|
|Brandon Crawford , SS||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||.288||.352||.428|
|Buster Posey , C||4||0||2||0||0||0||0||.316||.390||.515|
|Hunter Pence , RF||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.294||.338||.509|
|Brandon Belt , 1B||4||0||2||0||0||2||2||.251||.322||.417|
|Andres Torres , LF||3||0||0||0||1||2||3||.261||.304||.376|
|Joaquin Arias , 3B||4||0||1||0||0||2||4||.282||.303||.294|
|Nick Noonan , 2B||4||0||1||0||0||1||3||.214||.257||.243|
|Tim Lincecum , SP||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.043||.083||.043|
|a-Hector Sanchez , PH-C||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.136||.240||.136|
|a-Grounded out for T Lincecum in the 7th.|
|S - T Lincecum (5)|
|E - A Torres (5)|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Tim Lincecum (L,4-7)||6.0||6||3||2||5||3||0||4.57|
|Andrelton Simmons , SS||3||1||0||0||1||0||2||.249||.283||.349|
|Jason Heyward , RF||3||0||0||0||1||1||1||.213||.321||.348|
|Justin Upton , LF||3||1||0||0||1||0||2||.251||.360||.482|
|Freddie Freeman , 1B||4||0||3||1||0||0||0||.323||.376||.466|
|B.J. Upton , CF||4||0||1||1||0||1||3||.164||.260||.309|
|Brian McCann , C||2||0||0||0||2||0||2||.234||.331||.439|
|Chris Johnson , 3B||4||0||2||0||0||1||3||.333||.367||.469|
|Ramiro Pena , 2B||4||1||1||0||0||0||3||.284||.337||.442|
|Julio Teheran , SP||2||0||0||0||0||1||2||.185||.214||.222|
|a-Jordan Schafer , PH-CF||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.299||.398||.433|
|a-Flied out for J Teheran in the 6th.|
|2B - B Upton (6); C Johnson (15)|
|RBI - F Freeman (48); B Upton (16); J Schafer (10)|
|S - J Schafer (3)|
|SB - A Simmons (3)|
|Julio Teheran (W,5-3)||6.0||7||0||0||1||8||0||3.36|
|Craig Kimbrel (S,19)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2||0||1.71|
|Attendance - 33681|
|Game Time - 2:54|
|Temperature - 82|
|Umpires - Home - Paul Emmel, First Base - Bruce Dreckman, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Jerry Meals|