Andrew McCutchen was the only Pirates player with more than one hit. (Photo credit: David Hague)

In the 6th inning on Tuesday night, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle had a decision to make.

Starting pitcher Jeff Locke had just made his 103rd pitch, and it was lined by Atlanta Braves' second baseman Dan Uggla into left for a two-out single. With right-handed-hitting B.J. Upton up to bat and Locke about to tie his career high for most pitches in one game, Hurdle dipped into the bullpen for righty Ryan Reid to maintain the Bucs' two-run lead.

The lead disappeared in four pitches. Reid, in his second Major League game, served up a fastball that missed his spot low and outside and instead left it over the plate. Upton destroyed it to just left of straight-away center. Tie game. In fact, al...

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