Andy LaRoche puts the tag on Martin Prado to end a rundown in the first. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
By Jenifer Langosch / MLB.com
Left-hander Zach Duke ran into his first rough stretch of the season -- on his birthday, no less -- and the Pirates' offense was stifled by Braves starter Javier Vazquez. Pittsburgh avoided being shut out when Ramon Vazquez was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth.
BATTING 2B: Sanchez, F (7, Vazquez). TB: Morgan 2; Sanchez, F 3; Moss; LaRoche, An; Wilson, Ja. RBI:
Vazquez (1). 2-out RBI: Vazquez. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRoche, Ad 2; McLouth; Young,
D; Morgan 2. Team RISP: 0-for-9. Team LOB: 9.
FIELDING E: Wilson, Ja (1,
throw). Outfield assists: Morgan (Jones, C at 3rd base). DP: 2 (Wilson, Ja-Sanchez, F-LaRoche, Ad, Duke-Sanchez,
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