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Braves' sixth sense beats Bucs
Bucs drop fourth straight
The evening started well enough for the Pirates. Jason Bay staked the Bucs to an early lead with a first-inning three-run homer. But the pitching woes that have plagued Pittsburgh throughout the year reared their head in the sixth, when Mark Redman and Brian Meadows allowed seven runs.
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Braves 9, Pirates 6
Kyle Davies garnered a win in his first Major League start since July 9. (John Amis/AP)
Series at a glance:
Big sixth boosts Braves
Jeff Francoeur continued to look like a young superstar, hitting a double and a home run, driving in four. Kyle Davies was victorious in his return to the Majors, striking out eight -- a career high -- in six innings. Julio Franco singled off Mark Redman in the second for his 2,500th career hit.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: July 30, 2005
PIT
Pittsburgh (44-60)
Lost 4
Atlanta 9, Pittsburgh 6   ATL
Atlanta (60-44)
Won 5
July 30, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0   6 5 1
Atlanta
0 0 0 2 0 7 0 0 X   9 13 1
Standings through 7/30/05  |  Gameday  |  Pirates Stats  |  Braves Stats
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Duffy, CF3220110.357
Mackowiak, 3B3100132.266
Lawton, RF2211200.276
Bay, LF4124001.297
Ward, 1B3000010.259
Meadows, P0000000.000
Sanchez, SS1001001.276
Castillo, 2B4000031.268
Cota, C4000020.244
Wilson, J, SS3000010.229
Snell, P0000000.000
a-Redman, T, PH1000000.251
Redman, M, P2000010.093
Eldred, 1B2000000.174
Totals326564125 

a-Popped out for Snell in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Bay (19, 1st inning off Davies, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Duffy 2; Lawton; Bay 5.
RBI: Bay 4 (54), Lawton (44), Sanchez (17).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Castillo.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Ward (2, 2nd base by Davies/Estrada).
PO: Ward (1st base by Davies).

FIELDING
E: Castillo (10, throw).
PB: Cota (6).
DP: 3 (Wilson, J-Castillo-Ward 2, Mackowiak).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS4021011.270
Giles, 2B5121013.290
Jones, C, 3B3011004.276
Boyer, P0000000.000
Kolb, P0000000.000
Reitsma, P0000000.000
Jones, A, CF3210101.276
Langerhans, CF0000000.244
Franco, 1B3120111.277
Francoeur, RF4224002.405
Estrada, C4111010.261
Johnson, LF3111110.232
Davies, P2000001.154
a-Betemit, PH-3B1110100.289
Totals3291394513 

a-Singled for Davies in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Jones, C (18, Redman, M), Francoeur (4, Redman, M), Estrada (22, Redman, M), Johnson (8, Redman, M), Franco (8, Snell).
3B: Giles (2, Meadows).
HR: Francoeur (6, 4th inning off Redman, M, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Furcal 2; Giles 4; Jones, C 2; Jones, A; Franco 3; Francoeur 6; Estrada 2; Johnson 2; Betemit.
RBI: Francoeur 4 (16), Estrada (34), Johnson (31), Furcal (34), Giles (35), Jones, C (30).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, A; Jones, C 2; Giles.
SF: Furcal; Jones, C.
GIDP: Francoeur; Jones, C.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Furcal (9, fielding).
Pickoffs: Davies (Ward at 1st base).

 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Redman, M (L, 5-11)5.010773314.30
Meadows 1.02220005.04
Snell 2.01001206.75
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Davies (W, 5-3)6.02333814.34
Boyer 1.11221303.31
Kolb 0.22110105.27
Reitsma (S, 13)1.00000003.04

Redman, M pitched to 5 batters in the 6th.

WP: Snell.
Pitches-strikes: Redman, M 77-49, Meadows 17-10, Snell 27-17, Davies 112-70, Boyer 30-19, Kolb 16-13, Reitsma 6-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Redman, M 8-4, Meadows 0-3, Snell 1-3, Davies 5-4, Boyer 1-0, Kolb 1-0, Reitsma 2-1.
Batters faced: Redman, M 26, Meadows 5, Snell 7, Davies 23, Boyer 6, Kolb 4, Reitsma 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Meadows 1-1, Kolb 1-1.
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Troy Fullwood. 3B: Jerry Crawford.
Weather: 76 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:40.
Att: 47,441.

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