Pittsburgh 4, Atlanta 2

Date - Sunday, April 21, 2013 1:35 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 45°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Nauert, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Chris Conroy,
Attendance - 20873

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 13-5 6-2 7-3 L3
Pittsburgh 10-8 8-4 2-4 W3

Recap

Pirates 4, Braves 2: Clint Barmes had a pair of RBI singles to back a solid effort by the Pittsburgh bullpen in a third straight victory over visiting Atlanta.

Five Pirates relievers combined to throw six scoreless innings, yielding four hits and striking out eight. Justin Wilson (1-0), who got B.J. Upton to ground into an inning-ending double play in the sixth, got the win and Jason Grilli earned his seventh save in as many chances.

Kris Medlen (1-2) gave up three runs on seven hits in six innings for the Braves, who were 13-2 before dropping the final three games of the four-game series.

Gerald Laird and Andrelton Simmons had RBI singles in the top of the second to stake Medlen to an early 2-0 lead, but the Pirates tied it in the bottom half on an RBI double by Russell Martin and Barmes' first run-scoring single. Barmes singled in Neil Walker with two outs in the sixth to provide the go-ahead run and Travis Snider scored from third on a wild pitch in the seventh.

Pittsburgh issued seven walks but was aided by three double plays. Pirates starter Jonathan Sanchez issued three of those free passes and gave up two runs in three innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Braves 2B Dan Uggla sat with a strained left calf suffered Saturday night. ... Pittsburgh finished its nine-game homestand at 7-2 and has won nine of 12 after a four-game losing streak. ... Atlanta 1B Freddie Freeman (oblique) was 0-for-2 in his third rehab game for Triple-A Gwinnett. He is expected to be activated Monday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   Pittsburgh
Kris Medlen Player Jonathan Sanchez
Loss W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 3.0
6 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 4
4.50 ERA 6.00
Hitting
Atlanta   Pittsburgh
Andrelton Simmons Player Clint Barmes
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 2
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 8 0 9 .258 22 13 2 7 1 1
Pittsburgh 10 0 12 .303 22 7 3 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Pirates have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Braves have a W/L % of .786 after a win and .500 after a loss.