Series: Game 2 of 4

San Francisco leads 2-0 (as of 5/14)

Game 1: Monday, May 13
Atlanta 6Final
in 11
San Francisco 7
Game 2: Tuesday, May 14
Atlanta 0Final
San Francisco 2
Game 3: Wednesday, May 15
Atlanta 6Final
San Francisco 1
Game 4: Thursday, May 16
Atlanta 5Final
San Francisco 4

Braves 0

(19-21, 8-10 away)

Giants 2

(25-13, 13-4 home)

    10:15 PM ET, May 14, 2002

    AT&T Park, San Francisco, California 

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    W: R. Jensen (4-2)

    L: D. Moss (1-1)

    S: R. Nen (12)

    Giants' Jensen quiets Braves' bats in shutout win

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ryan Jensen hopes nobody notices how well he's throwing. Especially the opposition.


    Jensen scattered five hits over eight innings as the San Francisco Giants shut out the Atlanta Braves 2-0.

    It was the right-hander's third straight win. Jensen (4-2) has thrown 13 consecutive scoreless innings, and has allowed just three runs over the last 21 1/3 innings.

    "I'm not a first-round draft pick, I've had to work my way up. I've always been the underdog, something else would be different for me," he said.

    "I've always told everybody I want to be a million-dollar nobody."

    Reggie Sanders hit a two-run single in the eighth for the Giants, who have won nine of their last 11 games.

    Robb Nen, who blew a save Monday night in the ninth before San Francisco won in 11 innings, got three outs for his 12th save.

    The Giants are 25-13 and off to their best start since 1973, when they opened with the same record.

    Australian left-hander Damian Moss (1-1), coming off his first career victory last Thursday against the Dodgers, earned his first major league loss.

    Moss allowed two runs on seven hits over seven-plus innings with six walks and four strikeouts.

    The game was scoreless until the bottom of the eighth.

    Rich Aurilia walked, then went to third on Barry Bonds' double down the third-base line. Moss intentionally walked Jeff Kent before he was replaced by Kevin Gryboski, who hadn't allowed a run over 13 innings in 11 games.

    Sanders' bloop single into right field scored Aurilia and Bonds.

    "It would have been a shame for our pitcher to lose that game," Sanders said.

    Jensen, who did not walk a batter, got out of a jam in the seventh. With one out, Gary Sheffield doubled to the gap in left-center. Jensen then struck out both Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones.

    Bonds went 2-for-2 and was walked twice by Moss. After setting the single-season record with 177 walks last season, Bonds has 50 walks this year.

    Sanders robbed the Braves of a chance to score in the fourth. Rafael Furcal and Mark DeRosa each singled, putting runners at first and third with no outs.

    After Sheffield lined into a double play, Sanders made a spectacular running catch of Chipper Jones' fly into the right-center gap. Sanders was treated with a standing ovation as he returned to the dugout.

    "That's what wins ballgames -- great defense," Moss said. "That's what won tonight."

    The Giants squandered a chance in the first. Bonds singled with two outs, then went to third when Kent's hit down the left-field line was snatched by a fan. But Sanders flew out to deep center to end it.

    With one out in the sixth, Bonds walked and Kent singled. But Moss struck out Sanders and Snow.

    "It was a good performance on both sides," Giants manager Dusty Baker said. "Moss was dealing on us and young Ryan was dealing on them."

    Bonds hit his 13th homer of the season Monday night, giving him 580 for his career. The NL MVP needs three more homers to reach Mark McGwire in fifth on the career list.

    Bonds, who hit a single-season record 73 home runs last season, has homered in five of his last nine games.

    Game notes

    The Giants have turned a major league-leading 50 double plays, including three Tuesday night. ... Furcal was back in the lineup Tuesday after missing Monday night's game with a sore shoulder. ... Moss has spent his entire career with the Braves organization after signing as a 16-year-old in July 1993. The Australian made his major league debut last season and earned his first win last Thursday. ... Giants OF Tsuyoshi Shinjo was in the lineup Tuesday after a day off Monday.

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