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National League Game Capsules

(Thursday, May 28)

Final Score: San Francisco 7, Atlanta 0

San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Belt's solo homer coupled with a six-run eighth inning gave the San Francisco Giants a 7-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. Shelby Miller and Chris Heston squared off in a pitchers' duel, and the former blinked first, as Belt crushed his 1-2 offering over the wall in left-center to break a scoreless tie in the seventh. The homer wasted another outstanding performance from Miller (6-1), who has allowed two earned runs or less in all 10 of his starts this season. He only struck out one in the opener of this four-game series but did not walk a batter and allowed just five hits. Heston (5-3) was slightly more impressive, scattering four hits and one walk over 7 1/3 terrific frames to earn the win. The shutout was the fourth straight at home for the Giants, who tied a San Francisco-era record with 37 straight scoreless innings at home.

Final Score: Pittsburgh 11, San Diego 5

San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - A.J. Burnett had his worst outing of the season, but Pittsburgh's bats picked up the slack as the Pirates thumped the San Diego Padres 11-5 in the opener of a four-game interleague series. Jung-ho Kang, Staling Marte and Gregory Polanco all homered for Pittsburgh, winners in a season-high seven straight games. Neil Walker, Andrew McCutchen and Francisco Cervelli had three hits and two runs apiece. Burnett (5-1), who hadn't allowed more than two earned runs in any of his nine starts this season and came in with a 1.37 ERA, was charged with five runs -- four earned -- on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. It was his shortest stint since his first start of the season. Burnett still made out much better than San Diego starter Ian Kennedy (2-5), who got roughed up for seven runs in 3 2/3 innings.

05/29 01:37:21 ET