Derek Lowe pitches to the Pirates in the first inning on Tuesday. (Gregory Smith/AP)
By Adam Rosenberg / MLB.com
Veteran sinkerballer Derek Lowe refused to be sunk at Turner Field, pitching seven solid frames and sneaking by with the win as the Braves rallied a half-inning after he was lifted. Yunel Escobar's RBI single in the seventh got the job done.
BATTING 2B: Diaz, R (4, Lowe, D), Hinske (8, Lowe, D). TB: McCutchen; Diaz, R 2; Morgan 2; Hinske 2; Young, D 2. RBI: LaRoche (26), Diaz, R 2 (10). 2-out RBI: Diaz, R 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson, Ja 2; Young, D; Diaz, R. SF: LaRoche. GIDP: Morgan. Team RISP: 1-for-6. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING SB: Morgan (13, 2nd base off Lowe, D/McCann).
BATTING TB: Diaz, M; Anderson, G; Jones, C 2; Escobar, Y 3; McLouth; Johnson, K; McCann. RBI: Jones, C (31), McCann (23), Escobar, Y 2 (31). 2-out RBI: Jones, C. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McCann; Norton. SAC: Blanco, G. GIDP: Anderson, G, Jones, C. Team RISP: 3-for-7. Team LOB: 5.
FIELDING E: Jones, C (9, fielding). DP: (Escobar, Y-Norton).
Game Scores: Ohlendorf , Lowe, D . Pitches-strikes: Ohlendorf 84-53, Burnett, S 9-4, Chavez, J 2-2, Gorzelanny 13-9, Lowe, D 102-69, Gonzalez, M 13-10,
Soriano, R 15-11. Groundouts-flyouts: Ohlendorf 6-4, Burnett, S 1-0, Chavez, J 1-0, Gorzelanny 1-0, Lowe, D 9-6, Gonzalez, M 2-0, Soriano,
R 1-2. Batters faced: Ohlendorf 25, Burnett, S 3, Chavez, J 2, Gorzelanny 3, Lowe, D 28, Gonzalez, M 3, Soriano, R 4. Inherited runners-scored: Burnett, S 1-0, Chavez, J 3-2. Ejections: Pittsburgh Pirates First Base Coach Perry Hill ejected by 1B umpire Doug Eddings (8th) Umpires:
HP: Dana DeMuth. 1B: Doug Eddings. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Brian Knight. Weather: 86 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind:
5 mph, L to R. T: 2:35. Att: 20,124. Venue: Turner Field. June 9, 2009 June 9, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner