Atlanta 6, Pittsburgh 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 27, 2012 7:35 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dana DeMuth, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Doug Eddings, Third Base - Paul Nauert,
Attendance - 36215

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
Atlanta 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 6 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 8-11 5-4 3-7 L1
Atlanta 13-7 6-1 7-6 W3

Recap

Braves 6, Pirates 1: Dan Uggla and Chipper Jones each drove in a pair of runs in a four-run seventh to power host Atlanta to its third straight victory.

Tommy Hanson (3-2) allowed one run on six hits in six innings, striking out five and walking three as the Braves matched their best home start (6-1) since 1997 - the year Turner Field opened.

Martin Prado and rookie Tyler Pastornicky contributed RBI singles for Atlanta, which has gone 13-3 since an 0-4 start.

Pirates starter A.J. Burnett (1-1) gave up two runs on six hits in six innings while making his second start. He struck out eight and walked three.

The Braves broke the game open against Pittsburgh's bullpen in the seventh. Tony Watson loaded the bases on a single to Prado and a pair of walks, bringing on Evan Meek.

Uggla greeted Meek with a two-run double and Jones followed with a two-run single to extend the lead to 6-1.

Garrett Jones singled in the lone run for Pittsburgh, which has been limited to two runs or fewer 13 times in 19 games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Braves C Brian McCann left the game in the sixth with an intercostal muscle strain on his right side. He's listed as day-to-day. ... The importance of 3B Chipper Jones in Atlanta's lineup is reflected in the record. The Braves improved to 10-2 with him in the lineup as opposed to 3-5 when he was sidelined. ... Pirates prospect Josh Bell, a second-round pick in last year's draft, underwent knee surgery Friday and is expected to miss much of the season. ... The Pirates are 19-45 in their last 64 games in Atlanta.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   Atlanta
A.J. Burnett Player Tommy Hanson
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.0
8 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 6
3.00 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Pittsburgh   Atlanta
Alex Presley Player Chipper Jones
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 6 0 6 .207 10 5 1 4 1 0
Atlanta 10 0 11 .303 21 8 6 5 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Braves have a W/L % of .833 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Pirates have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .545 after a loss.