Braves Get Only One Hit in Losing 4-0 to the Giants

ATLANTA (AP) – Jake Peavy faced the minimum 21 batters through seven innings, Denard Span drove in two runs with three hits and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Tuesday night.

Four relievers finished the combined one-hitter.

Peavy (2-5) allowed one hit with no walks and three strikeouts. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the Giants’ three-run eighth inning after throwing only 77 pitches – 57 for strikes.

The seven innings matched Peavy’s longest outing of the season. The 35-year-old right-hander lowered his ERA from 7.26 to 6.34.

Peavy retired the first 12 Atlanta hitters before giving up Tyler Flowers’ single to left to open the fifth. Kelly Johnson hit into a double play to end the inning.

Rhea County native Cory Gearrin pitched one scoreless inning of relief for San Francisco.

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