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Maholm wins duel
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Pirates 3, Braves 0
Paul Maholm struck out two and walked three over seven innings. (John Heller/AP)
It was a pitchers' duel at PNC Park, and Paul Maholm topped Jair Jurrjens to end the Bucs' two-game slide. Andy LaRoche's second-inning RBI groundout was the only run that Maholm would need for the win.
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Series at a glance:
ATL
Atlanta (5-5)
Lost 4
Pittsburgh 3, Atlanta 0   PIT
Pittsburgh (5-5)
Won 1
April 17, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 0
Pittsburgh
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 X   3 6 0
Standings thru 4/17/09  |  Recap: ATL | PIT  |  Gameday  |  Braves stats  |  Pirates stats
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Johnson, K, 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .270
Infante, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .316
Diaz, M, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .190
McCann, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .219
Francoeur, RF 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 .350
Prado, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .273
Kotchman, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .235
Schafer, J, CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .243
Jurrjens, P 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .200
  Moylan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gonzalez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Anderson, G, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211
Totals 29 0 6 0 3 4 18  

a-Flied out for Gonzalez, M in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Francoeur 3; Infante; Jurrjens; Prado.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Diaz, M; Infante; Johnson, K; Prado.
SAC: Johnson, K; Jurrjens.
GIDP: Schafer, J.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 9.

 
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Morgan, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .364
Sanchez, F, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .326
McLouth, CF 4 1 2 2 0 1 1 .250
Doumit, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .211
LaRoche, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .263
Moss, RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .267
LaRoche, 3B 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 .091
Vazquez, R, SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .167
Maholm, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .167
  a-Young, D, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Capps, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 3 6 3 2 9 10  

a-Popped out for Maholm in the 7th.

BATTING
3B: Sanchez, F (1, Jurrjens), Moss (1, Jurrjens).
HR: McLouth (3, 8th inning off Gonzalez, M, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Sanchez, F 4; Moss 3; LaRoche; McLouth 5.
RBI: LaRoche (1), McLouth 2 (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Doumit; Moss; Morgan; Young, D.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: LaRoche (1, 2nd base off Jurrjens/McCann).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Maholm-Doumit-LaRoche, LaRoche-LaRoche).

 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jurrjens (L, 2-1) 6.2 4 1 1 2 7 0 2.04
Moylan 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.00
Gonzalez, M 1.0 2 2 2 0 2 1 7.20
 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Maholm (W, 2-0) 7.0 4 0 0 3 2 0 0.87
Grabow (H, 1) 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Capps (S, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

Balk: Maholm.
HBP: McCann (by Maholm), McCann (by Maholm).
Pitches-strikes: Jurrjens 120-72, Moylan 6-3, Gonzalez, M 20-12, Maholm 102-57, Grabow 21-13, Capps 8-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Jurrjens 7-4, Moylan 0-0, Gonzalez, M 0-0, Maholm 9-3, Grabow 0-0, Capps 0-2.
Batters faced: Jurrjens 26, Moylan 1, Gonzalez, M 5, Maholm 28, Grabow 5, Capps 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Moylan 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Hohn. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Paul Emmel. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 69 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:36.
Att: 15,659.
Venue: PNC Park.
April 17, 2009
April 17, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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