Giants hit 3 HRs to beat slumping Braves 3-1

Giants hit 3 HRs to beat slumping Braves 3-1

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By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) - Brandon Belt, Buster Posey and Michael Morse hit home runs, each to lead off an inning, and the streaking San Francisco Giants beat the slumping Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Saturday night in a matchup of first-place teams.

The NL West-leading Giants have won four straight and eight of nine. The Braves, who lead the NL East, have lost five straight, their longest skid in two years.

The Giants have hit homers in 10 straight games, matching their longest run in almost four years.

The Giants got only four hits. They scored all their runs on homers for the second straight night after hitting two homers in Friday night's 2-1 win.

Ryan Vogelsong (1-1) allowed one run on five hits and four walks in six innings.

Julio Teheran (2-2) gave up just four hits with no walks in seven innings, but allowed a season-high three runs.

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