SAN FRANCISCO (Ticker) --
cruised through the first three innings against his former team. The fourth proved problematic.
San Francisco Giants
sent 14 batters to the plate, scored a season-high nine runs in the inning and hung on for a 10-7 triumph in the rubber game of their three-game series.
went 3-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and two runs for the Giants. Tucker was hitting in the leadoff spot, replacing
, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list before the game.
"Tucker's a guy who hits hard," Giants manager
said. "He had two hits last night and three tonight. I plan on batting him leadoff tomorrow."
"(The) last couple of games have been good," Tucker said. "Got me going. Got the team going. ...(But) wherever (Alou) puts me, I'll play at. I just want to go out and have some good at-bats."
Although the Giants will post their first losing month since May 2001, they posted their first series win since taking two of three from Milwaukee April 12-14.
Ortiz, who pitched for the Giants from 1998-2002, yielded two hits through three innings for Atlanta, which took a 2-0 lead on a two-run double by
in the second inning. But Ortiz promptly loaded the bases with nobody out in the fourth, then surrendered a two-run single to
that tied the game.
After opposing pitcher
reached on a fielder's choice, Tucker rapped a double to right that plated Perez with the go-ahead run. J.T. Snow followed with a two-run single to open a 5-2 cushion, and
followed with a single that chased Ortiz.
Ortiz (2-3) was charged with seven runs and eight hits in 3 1/3 innings, and his replacement,
, was not much better, giving up three runs - two earned - in 1 2/3 frames.
"I made some pretty good pitches, but couldn't make the ones I needed to. Pretty much on all of those guys I was one pitch away from getting them out," said Ortiz, who fell to 19-13 at SBC Park. "I feel comfortable here, so I think it's easier to come here and pitch."
"All I can tell you is he got a lot of pitches came back across the middle of the plate," Braves manager
said. "Then Alfonseca got two chopped ground balls and we couldn't catch them."
was intentionally walked twice to give him 500 for his career.
is second all-time with 293.
Tomko (1-1) notched the win despite allowing six runs and nine hits in six-plus innings.
"He got on base early and was busy with other things offensively and got tired," Alou said. "He gave us enough innings."
DeWayne Wise and
doubled twice for the Braves, who set an SBC Park record with seven doubles. DeRosa had three RBI.