Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Pat Burrell's sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the 11th was the difference as San Francisco rallied for a 3-2 win against the Braves in the second installment of a four-game series.
Peter Moylan (3-2) walked the bases loaded with one out in the final frame and Burrell capped a 2-for-2, two-walk game by plating the deciding run.
Brian Wilson came on for his 32nd save to close it out and Javier Lopez (3-2) got the win for throwing a scoreless 10th.
San Francisco did just enough offensively to snap a brief two-game skid having scored only three runs in its last two. They grounded into three double plays, were 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and scored the tying run in the ninth thanks to a pair of Atlanta errors.
Chipper Jones hit a go-ahead home run in the sixth and Alex Gonzalez homered for a second consecutive game for Atlanta, which had won three of its last four.
Billy Wagner was called on to protect a 2-1 lead in the ninth after Tommy Hanson retired 13 of the final 15 batters he faced and Jonny Venters tossed a scoreless eighth.
Wagner put the lead runner on after hitting Aubrey Huff with a pitch and Buster Posey reached on an Omar Infante error. Huff raced to third on a Juan Uribe fly out to right and Pablo Sandoval sent a ground ball down the third- base line that Jones failed to look into his glove while going for the scoop.
The ball rolled into shallow left allowing Huff to score easily. It eventually set up a bases-loaded situation after Burrell was intentionally walked, but Travis Ishikawa hit into a tailor-made 6-4-3 twin killing to keep it tied at 2-2.
Sergio Romo sent the game to extras with a quick 1-2-3 inning of work and Moylan managed to dance around a walk and a single in the 10th on a caught stealing and inning-ending double play from Freddy Sanchez.
Hanson gave up first lone San Francisco run on a first-inning groundout by Huff. Andres Torres began the game with a base hit, then swiped second and third to set up the score.
All told, Hanson surrendered three hits and two walks and struck out three to help the Braves retain a 2-1 edge after Gonzalez and Jones homered in consecutive innings off Barry Zito.
"I threw the ball well. I feel like I'm going out there and giving us a chance to win, that's my goal every time out. These close games. hopefully they turn around and we're on the other side of it.
Zito struck out 10, walked two and gave up the two solo home runs as part of a four-hit, seven-inning outing.
"I had some good stuff working tonight, breaking ball was good, the slider was probably the best its been all year and the boys scratched some runs across. Hanson was good on the other side. It's good to even the series," Zito said.
Hanson has allowed just three earned runs over his last 20 1/3 innings spanning three starts. Still and all, the sophomore right-hander hasn't won since July 3...Zito is winless in four starts...The Giants avoided losing three straight for the first time since a season-high seven-game slide from June 26-July 2...Torres collected two hits and upped his stolen base total to 21 on the year...The Braves were 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position...The Giants have won nine of the last 14 meetings...Atlanta retired Tom Glavine's #47 jersey during a pre-game ceremony while inducting the pitcher into its team Hall of Fame. Glavine will became the seventh player to have his number retired by the club, joining Hank Aaron (44), Eddie Mathews (41), Dale Murphy (3), Phil Niekro (35), Warren Spahn (21), and Greg Maddux (31)...The game was also delayed an hour and 30 minutes at the outset by rain.