Atlanta Braves closer Jim Johnson, right, celebrates with catcher A.J. Pierzynski after they defeated the Chicago White Sox in an interleague baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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CHICAGO (AP) Mike Foltynewicz allowed five hits in seven innings, Jeff Francoeur and Jace Peterson homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago White Sox 2-0 on Sunday.
Foltynewicz (3-3), who grew up in the far southwest suburbs of Chicago, had a career-high 10 strikeouts without allowing a walk. He struck out the side in the seventh on 12 pitches.
The 24-year-old right-hander won for the first time since beating the Giants on May 30. He was placed on the disabled list on June 4 with a bone spur and made his third start since returning.
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Chris Withrow pitched a scoreless eighth for the Braves and Jim Johnson finished for his second save in four chances.
White Sox starter James Shields (4-10) allowed six hits, including both homers, in 7 2/3 innings. He struck out two and fell to 2-3 with Chicago.