Six pitches into the game, Atlanta had a 1-0 lead after Jordan Schafer led off with a triple and scored on Elliot Johnson's single to right. Atlanta then strung together four hits in the second inning, plating a pair: Paul Janish singled home Gerald Laird who led off with a single followed by Jordan Schafer doubling home Joey Terdoslavich.
Mike Minor scattered four hits through the first five innings; Matt Holliday denied Minor a shutout with an RBI groundout in the sixth, but Andrelton Simmons restored the three-run lead with a seventh-inning homer off Lynn, who lasted seven innings. Gerald Laird padded Atlanta's lead further with a sacrifice fly in the eighth.
Minor pitched seven innings and allowed six hits, striking out two.
Atlanta's magic number is down to 20 for clinching the division.
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