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Braves 4, Pirates 3
Derek Lowe pitches to the Pirates in the first inning on Tuesday. (Gregory Smith/AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (26-32)
Lost 3
Atlanta 4, Pittsburgh 3   ATL
Atlanta (29-28)
Won 3
June 9, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   3 7 0
Atlanta
0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 X   4 10 1
Standings thru 6/9/09  |  Recap: PIT | ATL  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Braves stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McCutchen, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .379
Morgan, LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .266
Young, D, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .324
LaRoche, 1B 3 0 0 1 0 2 1 .243
LaRoche, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .296
Hinske, RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .286
Diaz, R, C 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 .308
Wilson, Ja, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .266
Ohlendorf, P 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .042
  Burnett, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Chavez, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gorzelanny, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 3 7 3 1 6 8  

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).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (LaRoche-Wilson, Ja-Ohlendorf, LaRoche-Wilson, Ja-Chavez, J).

 
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McLouth, CF 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .259
Escobar, Y, SS 4 1 3 2 0 1 0 .298
Jones, C, 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 .335
McCann, C 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .308
Anderson, G, LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .254
  Francoeur, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243
Norton, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .108
  Soriano, R, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Diaz, M, RF-LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .279
Johnson, K, 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .242
Lowe, D, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174
  a-Blanco, G, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gonzalez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Prado, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273
Totals 31 4 10 4 1 6 9  

a-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Lowe, D in the 7th.

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).

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ohlendorf 6.0 8 3 3 0 4 0 4.82
Burnett, S (H, 3)(L, 1-2) 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 3.08
Chavez, J (BS, 2) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.73
Gorzelanny 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.19
 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lowe, D (W, 7-3) 7.0 7 3 3 1 4 0 3.44
Gonzalez, M (H, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.67
Soriano, R (S, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.98

Ohlendorf pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

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
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