Pittsburgh 5, Atlanta 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, July 28, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 89°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Iassogna, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - CB Bucknor,
Attendance - 38355

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Pittsburgh 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 9 1
Atlanta 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 11 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 54-49 26-25 28-24 W1
Atlanta 61-45 32-21 29-24 L1

Recap

Andrew McCutchen homered and drove in three runs as the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates ended a 10-game losing streak to Derek Lowe with a 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.

Pedro Alvarez and starter Kevin Correia each added an RBI for Pittsburgh, which earned a split of a frustrating four-game series that featured a controversial 19-inning loss on Tuesday and a 10-inning setback on Wednesday.

McCutchen helped the Pirates overcome their struggles against Lowe (6-9), who had been 10-0 with a 2.64 ERA in 10 starts against Pittsburgh. He hit a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth inning after a 47-minute rain delay and then belted a two-run homer off George Sherrill in the ninth.

Correia (12-8) won for the first time in four starts by allowing two runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Braves’ second baseman Dan Uggla extended his hitting streak to 19 games with an RBI single in the sixth that cut the lead to 3-2, but the bullpen held serve until McCutchen added some insurance.

Joel Hanrahan worked the ninth for a four-out save – his 30th in 31 chances this season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   Atlanta
Kevin Correia Player Derek Lowe
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 5
9 Hits 8
1.42 ERA 5.40
Hitting
Pittsburgh   Atlanta
Andrew McCutchen Player Freddie Freeman
3 Hits 3
3 RBI 0
1 HR 0
7 TB 4
.600 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 9 1 14 .257 18 14 5 7 0 1
Atlanta 11 0 14 .344 17 3 1 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Miami. The Braves have a W/L % of .557 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Pirates have a W/L % of .463 after a win and .592 after a loss.
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