Jason Heyward made a last-second maneuver to avoid a tag, Evan Gattis did something he’d never done in the majors, and Mike Minor did something he hadn’t done since late August.

It was a big night for the Braves.

Gattis’ first major league triple drove in the first run of the game in the fourth inning, and Minor was dominant into the seventh inning of a 5-0 win against the Giants Tuesday night at AT&T Park, snapping a five-game road losing streak.

“Good team win,” said Heyward, whose avoidance of a seemingly certain tag at home plate sparked a three-run sixth inning. “Pitching was huge, defense was huge, lot of timely hits. Just keeping it simple. We really kept it simple tonight. Not to say we always try to hit homers, but we didn’t go up there with that mindset, and we were able to just get knocks and keep guys moving around the bases and manufacture some runs.”

Minor (1-2) retired 16 consecutive batters after Hunter Pence’s one-out double in the first inning and allowed only three hits in 6 2/3 innings to snap his string of eight winless regular-season starts. The left-hander struck out six and walked two in the majors-leading 30th quality start by a Braves pitcher.
“Jason with the slide in there was pretty nice,” “said Minor, who allowed two runs in six innings of a 2-1 loss to the Giants on May 2 in his season debut.

The Braves, who scored two runs on a pair of replay-reviewed plays, beat the surging Giants for the first time in five games this season.

They pushed the lead to 2-0 on Freddie Freeman’s RBI single in the sixth inning, even though right fielder Pence’s throw beat Heyward to the plate by about 10 feet. Heyward had singled to start the inning and alertly advanced to second base on what was little more than a pop fly to center field by Justin Upton.