The Pittsburgh Pirates bats came out swinging on Monday night in Atlanta in the Bucs 9-3 win over the Braves at Turner Field. For the first time this season, the Pirates scored more than five runs in a game. The last time they plated five runs or more was on September 26th, 2011.

After trailing Atlanta 2-0 through two, the Pirates were able to even up the game in the 3rd. Rod Barajas drew a walk off Braves starter Mike Minor. With one out, Jose Tabata lined a double into left field. Josh Harrison, who made his second career start at shortstop, hit a RBI single into left field. Andrew McCutchen hit a sac fly to center field to tie the game at 2.

Third baseman Pedro Alvarez crushed a first pitch fastball for a two-run homer to right field -- off a lefty pitcher -- in the fourth inning....

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