That was close for a long way, but the Braves eventually broke it open. It’s only the Pirates, but it’s good to see them get some “extra” runs across.
The Braves took the lead in the third when Tyler Pastornicky walked, went to second on a bunt, and scored on a Martin Prado single. But the Pirates tied it up in the fourth and could easily have had more. They had the bases loaded with one out after Tommy Hanson gave up a couple of walks, but got a double play to get out of it.
In the bottom of the inning, Jason Heyward walked and stole second, and came home on a single by Pastornicky. It stayed 2-1 until the seventh, when the Braves loaded the bases against the Pirate bullpen with a single by Prado and walks by Freddie Freeman and David Ross (in for a banged-up, day-to-day Brian McCann). Dan Uggla doubled to score two, and Chipper Jones followed with a single to score two more.
Kris Medlen pitched the last three innings to pick up the save. I dunno. At any rate, he allowed one baserunner (on a walk) and didn’t strike anyone out.