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Willliams Perez earns first win, Braves topple Giants 8-0

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Williams Perez earned his first major-league win with seven shutout innings.

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See what happens when the offense gives good starting pitching run support? You might actually win.

The Braves pounded out 14 hits, and spoiled Tim Lincecum's perfect May in support of another good outing by Williams Perez by shutting out the Giants 8-0. The win for Perez was the first of his major-league career.

I wasn’t expecting it. I’m very surprised, and I’m going to work hard to continue to pitch like that. - Williams Perez on his current success

Atlanta first struck in the second inning with an RBI single by Andrelton Simmons, snapping Lincecum's 23-inning home scoreless streak. In the third, Cameron Maybin singled home Jace Peterson after Peterson's single and stolen base. Juan Uribe started the fourth inning with a double; Christian Bethancourt brought him home with a single. Lincecum was finally chased in the fifth after a walk that followed Freddie Freeman's RBI single for Atlanta's fourth run of the game.

Williams Perez held the Giants to just four hits in seven innings. Although he issued four walks, he induced 12 groundouts and even had his first major-league hit, which was an infield hit if you can believe it.

Andrelton Simmons padded the lead further in the eighth with another run-scoring single. In the ninth, Peterson led off with a triple and scored on another hit by Maybin. Juan Uribe would put an exclamation point on the win with a two-run homer, his first with the Braves.

Perez: 7 IP, 4 hits, 0 runs, 4 BB, 3 K; 1-3
Peterson: 3-5, 1 double, 1 triple, 3 runs, 1 SB
Maybin: 2-5, 1 run, 2 RBI, 1 SB
Uribe: 3-4, 1 double, 1 HR, 3 runs, 2 RBI, 1 SB
Simmons: 2-4, 2 RBI

Win Expectancy

Source: FanGraphs