Zach Duke was spared a loss after the Pirates rallied in the seventh. (Gregory Smith/AP)
By Jenifer Langosch / MLB.com
After a three-run rally in the seventh inning successfully pushed the series opener into extras, the Bucs' bullpen tossed eight scoreless frames to redeem Zach Duke's shaky outing -- that is, until Jeff Karstens got into a jam in the 15th, leading to a walk-off by the Braves.
a-Singled for Kawakami in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Gonzalez, M in the 8th. 1-Ran for Anderson,
G in the 10th. 2-Ran for McCann, B in the 12th.
BATTING HR: Jones, C (8, 1st inning off Duke, 1 on, 1 out), McLouth (10, 5th inning off Duke, 0 on, 0 out),
McCann, B (6, 5th inning off Duke, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Diaz, M; Anderson, G 2; Francoeur; Jones, C 5; McLouth 6;
Escobar, Y; Prado 2; Ross, D; Johnson, K; McCann, B 5. RBI: Jones, C 2 (30), McLouth (36), McCann, B 2 (22), Escobar,
Y (29), Ross, D (12). 2-out RBI: Escobar, Y. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Prado; Blanco,
G; Ross, D. SAC: Prado. GIDP: Prado 2. Team RISP: 2-for-7. Team LOB: 13.
McLouth (9, 2nd base off Duke/Jaramillo), Blanco, G (1, 2nd base off Jackson/Jaramillo).
Blanco, G (1, fielding). Outfield assists: Blanco, G (Monroe at home). DP: (Johnson, K-Escobar, Y-Prado).