The pitcher scheduled to start Wednesday's game - Jeff Karstens - was forced into duty as the Pirates and Braves went long. Karstens ended it quickly by just one of the five hitters he faced. The winning run scored on a bases loaded grounder from former Bucco David Ross.
Atlanta's bullpen blew a three run lead in the seventh, but then remained unscored upon for nearly nine straight innings. Rookie Kris Medlan tossed the final two innings for the win.
The Braves did some damage early against Zach Duke. He gave up six runs in six innings. Duke was taken deep by Chipper Jones, Brian McCann and Nate McLouth (hey, his name is familiar).
Andrew McCutchen had four hits including a double and a pair of triples
Evan Meek tossed three scoreless innings
Jason Jaramillo struck out fou...
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