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Preview: Braves (66-60) at Giants (65-58)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 2
Venue: AT&T Park
Date: May 13, 2014 10:15 PM EDT
  

Poised to bounce back from a rough 2013 season, Ryan Vogelsong has played a key role during the San Francisco Giants' current run of success.

The right-hander looks for a fourth straight strong start while trying to help the Giants to a fifth consecutive win over the visiting Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

Vogelsong (1-1, 3.93 ERA) went 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA in his first four starts but is 1-0 while yielding two runs over 20 1-3 innings in the last three. He's given up a run and five hits in each of the last two, most recently Thursday over 7 1-3 innings of a 3-1, 10-inning victory at Dodger Stadium.

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'I try not to concern myself too much with the wins and losses in my column,' he said. 'As long as the team wins the game, that's the most important thing.'

The Giants (25-14) are 5-2 this season when the ball is in the hands of Vogelsong, who was re-signed to a one-year deal following 2013 when he went 4-6 with a 5.73 ERA in 19 starts and missed almost three months with a broken hand.

"A lot of my focus right now is not proving people wrong, but proving the people right that believe in me," he said. 'I know that there's certain people that had a big say in me coming back this year, and I know it was up in the air for a while. ... So I'm just trying to reward the people that wanted me back and prove them right.'

Prior to facing the Dodgers, Vogelsong lasted six innings and overcame four walks in a 3-1 win at Atlanta on May 3. However, he's 1-1 with a 7.59 ERA in two career starts against the Braves (21-16) in San Francisco.

Tim Lincecum yielded a run, two hits and struck out 11 in 7 2-3 innings and recently recalled Tyler Colvin homered and delivered a two-run triple as San Francisco won for the 14th time in 18 games, 4-2 over Atlanta on Monday.

Promoted from Triple-A on Saturday, Colvin went 0 for 1 with a walk in his previous two games with the Giants.

B.J. Upton homered and had two of the three hits by the Braves, who have totaled five runs while going 0-4 against the Giants this season. They've also been outscored 27-6 during a four-game slide at San Francisco.

While Upton is 6 for 19 (.316) with two doubles, a triple and 10 strikeouts versus Vogelsong, Freddie Freeman is 5 for 13 with two homers against him.

Scheduled Atlanta starter Mike Minor (0-2, 6.97) allowed two runs in six innings of a 2-1 loss to the Giants on May 2 in his season debut that dropped him to 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA in five starts in the series. He yielded six runs and 11 hits in 4 1-3 innings of a 7-1 defeat to St. Louis on Wednesday.

"I'm sure a lot of people are going to speculate, 'What's wrong with Minor?'" said the left-hander, who missed the first month with shoulder tendinitis. "It's just my second start up here. One was good. One was not so good."

San Francisco's Michael Morse is 6 for 12 with a homer and two doubles versus Minor, but 2 for 24 in his last seven contests.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Braves at Giants
Mon, May 12 Final 2 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Braves at Giants
Tue, May 13 Final 5 to 0
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Braves at Giants
Wed, May 14 Final 4 to 10
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ATL  -110   +155   7 
 SFO  +100   -175   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ATL  -108   +155   7 
 SFO  -102   -175   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ATL  43%   44%   77% 
 SFO  57%   56%   23% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 May 12, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 ATL 2 Under: 6 
 SFO 4 Cover: +100 
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 May 4, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 SFO 4 Cover: +120 
 ATL 1 Under: 5 
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 May 3, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 SFO 3 Cover: +155 
 ATL 1 Under: 4 
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 May 2, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 SFO 2 Cover: +125 
 ATL 1 Under: 3 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Tuesday, May 13
 
    Tigers at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Mets at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Indians at Blue Jays
7:05 PM EDT
    Angels at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Padres at Reds
7:10 PM EDT
    Rockies at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Pirates at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Twins
8:10 PM EDT
    Rangers at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Cubs at Cardinals
8:15 PM EDT
    Nationals at Diamondbacks
9:40 PM EDT
    White Sox at Athletics
10:05 PM EDT
    Rays at Mariners
10:10 PM EDT
    Marlins at Dodgers
10:10 PM EDT
    Braves at Giants
10:15 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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