ATLANTA - Eric Hinske had three hits, including a tie-breaking single in the seventh, and the Atlanta Braves used a makeshift lineup to beat the Houston Astros 3-2 on Monday night.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez subbed Hinske in left field and Joe Mather, who had a two-run single in the sixth, in right as the Braves were missing third baseman Chipper Jones and right fielder Jason Heyward from their starting lineup.
Tommy Hanson (5-3) gave up three hits and two runs, one earned, in seven innings. He struck out 10, one shy of his career high, with only one walk.
Craig Kimbrel gave up a single to Carlos Lee but struck out the side in the ninth for his 11th save.
Matt Downs had a homer and RBI double for Houston.