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Braves 7, Pirates 6
David Ross powers the game-winning hit in the 15th inning. (Gregory Smith/AP)
It was appropriate that Chipper Jones' homer got it started in what would become manager Bobby Cox's 2,000th win with the Braves, but who would have guessed David Ross would finish it -- but that's what the catcher did, grounding a bases-loaded single in the 15th for a walk-off victory.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (26-31)
Lost 2
Atlanta 7, Pittsburgh 6   ATL
Atlanta (28-28)
Won 2
June 8, 2009
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Pittsburgh
0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   6 13 0
Atlanta
2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   7 16 1
Standings thru 6/8/09  |  Recap: PIT | ATL  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Braves stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McCutchen, CF 7 2 4 1 0 2 1 .400
Morgan, LF 5 0 0 1 0 1 3 .262
Sanchez, F, 2B 6 1 2 1 1 0 2 .311
LaRoche, 1B 4 0 1 1 2 1 2 .246
LaRoche, 3B 6 0 2 0 1 2 3 .302
Moss, RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .255
  Jackson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Chavez, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Vazquez, R, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .263
  Meek, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  d-Snell, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182
  Karstens, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071
Jaramillo, C 7 1 1 0 0 4 2 .267
Wilson, Ja, SS 7 1 2 0 0 2 1 .274
Duke, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217
  a-Hinske, PH 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 .284
  Gorzelanny, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Young, D, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .313
  Burnett, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Monroe, RF 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .225
Totals 53 6 13 6 5 14 21  

a-Singled for Duke in the 7th. b-Flied out for Grabow in the 9th. c-Popped out for Chavez, J in the 12th. d-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Meek in the 15th.

BATTING
2B: Sanchez, F (20, Kawakami), Wilson, Ja (12, Moylan), McCutchen (1, Acosta, M).
3B: McCutchen 2 (2, Kawakami, Moylan), Sanchez, F (3, Kawakami).
TB: Sanchez, F 5; Wilson, Ja 3; LaRoche 2; McCutchen 9; LaRoche; Hinske; Jaramillo.
RBI: Sanchez, F (19), Morgan (21), LaRoche (25), Hinske 2 (9), McCutchen (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Moss 2; Sanchez, F; Vazquez, R; Wilson, Ja.
SAC: Snell.
SF: Morgan; LaRoche.
GIDP: LaRoche.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: LaRoche (1, 2nd base off Soriano, R/McCann).
CS: Morgan (7, 2nd base by Kawakami/McCann).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: McCutchen (Escobar, Y at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Wilson, Ja-Sanchez, F-LaRoche 2).

 
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McLouth, CF 7 2 3 1 0 2 1 .258
Escobar, Y, SS 7 1 1 1 0 0 1 .289
Jones, C, 3B 5 2 2 2 2 0 0 .331
McCann, C 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 .310
  2-Jurrjens, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .130
  Medlen, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Anderson, G, LF 4 0 2 0 1 1 2 .254
  1-Blanco, G, PR-LF 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000
Francoeur, RF 5 1 1 0 2 0 4 .243
Prado, 1B 6 0 2 0 0 1 4 .273
Johnson, K, 2B 6 0 1 0 1 3 2 .241
Kawakami, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143
  a-Diaz, M, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .277
  Moylan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  O'Flaherty, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Bennett, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gonzalez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Norton, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .121
  Soriano, R, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Acosta, M, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Ross, D, C 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 .284
Totals 54 7 16 7 7 9 20  

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 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 (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 5.
RBI: Jones, C 2 (30), McLouth (36), McCann 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.

BASERUNNING
SB: McLouth (9, 2nd base off Duke/Jaramillo), Blanco, G (1, 2nd base off Jackson/Jaramillo).

FIELDING
E: Blanco, G (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Blanco, G (Monroe at home).
DP: (Johnson, K-Escobar, Y-Prado).

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Duke 6.0 11 6 6 2 2 3 3.07
Gorzelanny 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.87
Grabow 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.96
Burnett, S 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.77
Jackson 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.40
Chavez, J 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.81
Meek 3.0 1 0 0 2 3 0 3.48
Karstens (L, 2-4) 0.1 2 1 1 2 0 0 5.43
 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kawakami 6.0 4 3 3 1 5 0 4.62
Moylan (BS, 1) 0.1 4 3 3 0 0 0 5.40
O'Flaherty 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.95
Bennett 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.77
Gonzalez, M 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.77
Soriano, R 2.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1.01
Acosta, M 2.0 1 0 0 3 2 0 2.08
Medlen (W, 2-2) 3.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 5.19

WP: Meek.
IBB: Sanchez, F (by Medlen), Francoeur (by Jackson), Jones, C (by Meek), Johnson, K (by Karstens).
HBP: Morgan (by Kawakami), McCann (by Duke).
Pitches-strikes: Duke 90-55, Gorzelanny 13-8, Grabow 7-7, Burnett, S 21-13, Jackson 9-4, Chavez, J 15-11, Meek 50-28, Karstens 18-8, Kawakami 95-60, Moylan 14-10, O'Flaherty 1-1, Bennett 8-5, Gonzalez, M 15-10, Soriano, R 24-18, Acosta, M 29-12, Medlen 40-25.
Groundouts-flyouts: Duke 6-6, Gorzelanny 3-0, Grabow 1-1, Burnett, S 1-2, Jackson 1-0, Chavez, J 0-0, Meek 3-2, Karstens 1-0, Kawakami 7-5, Moylan 1-0, O'Flaherty 1-0, Bennett 0-1, Gonzalez, M 1-0, Soriano, R 1-2, Acosta, M 1-1, Medlen 3-3.
Batters faced: Duke 29, Gorzelanny 4, Grabow 3, Burnett, S 5, Jackson 2, Chavez, J 3, Meek 12, Karstens 5, Kawakami 23, Moylan 5, O'Flaherty 1, Bennett 1, Gonzalez, M 4, Soriano, R 8, Acosta, M 9, Medlen 11.
Inherited runners-scored: Jackson 1-0, O'Flaherty 1-0, Bennett 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Knight. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Hunter Wendelstedt.
Weather: 81 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 4:46.
Att: 21,856.
Venue: Turner Field.
June 8, 2009
June 8, 2009

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