Pittsburgh 2, Atlanta 1

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, October 1, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 62°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Bill Welke, Second Base - Cory Blaser, Third Base - Chris Guccione,
Attendance - 15009

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 93-67 48-33 45-34 L1
Pittsburgh 78-82 44-35 34-47 W1

Recap


Pirates 2, Braves 1:
Starling Marte homered and tripled, and Jeff Locke earned his first major league victory as host Pittsburgh ended Atlanta’s divisional title hopes.

The Braves managed only two hits and will settle for the National League’s top wild card spot after Washington clinched the NL East with Atlanta’s loss. Locke (1-3) gave up one run on two hits with six strikeouts over six innings.

After the Braves took an early lead on Jason Heyward’s RBI single in the third, the Pirates tied the game in the fifth when Chase d'Arnaud’s groundout scored Marte, who tripled to lead off the inning. The Pirates pulled ahead on Marte’s leadoff homer in the fifth off Paul Maholm (13-11).

Jared Hughes worked around one baserunner in the ninth for his second career save for Pittsburgh, whose 78 wins this season are the team's most since 1999.

Atlanta dropped to 12-4 over its last 16 games, while Pittsburgh won for only the sixth time in its last 25 games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Braves 2B Dan Uggla was scratched from the starting lineup as a precaution because of swelling in his right hand. … Marte’s home run was his fifth this season and first since Aug. 8. …Atlanta 3B Chipper Jones went 0-for-3 and is expected to have the day off Tuesday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   Pittsburgh
Paul Maholm Player Jeff Locke
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 6.0
8 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 2
2.57 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Atlanta   Pittsburgh
Michael BournPlayer Starling Marte
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
1 TB 7
.333 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 2 0 2 .071 8 8 1 6 0 0
Pittsburgh 5 1 12 .179 8 9 2 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Pirates have a W/L % of .468 after a win and .506 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Braves have a W/L % of .634 after a win and .507 after a loss.