Wandy Rodriguez returned from injury Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates and promptly mowed down the hottest team in baseball.

Wandy Rodriguez allowed just one hit in seven innings against Atlanta on Friday. Photo credit: David Hague

Rodriguez was sharp from the beginning and allowed just one hit in seven innings and combined with Mark Melancon and Vin Mazzarro to face the minimum of 27 batters in the Pirates' 6-0 win against the Braves at PNC Park.

Of the 21 batters Rodriguez faced, he either threw a first-pitch strike or got the batter to swing 15 times and used that advantage to go after guys and work ahead in the count.

"The key was throwing the fastball and locating a really good spot all the time," Rodriguez said through an interpreter. "I felt comfortable because I was thr...

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